On angular momentum and rest mass of the photon
2013 (English)In: Journal of Plasma Physics, ISSN 0022-3778, E-ISSN 1469-7807, Vol. 79, no 6, 1133-1135 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A reconsideration is made on the basic concepts of the individual photon, including its angular momentum (spin) and a possibly existing very small rest mass. In terms of conventional classical theory, as well as of its quantum mechanical counterpart, the results from a so far established Standard Model of an empty vacuum state are not found to be reconcilable with an experimentally relevant photon model. The main properties of such a model would on the other hand become compatible with the results of a recently established revised quantum electrodynamic theory based on a non-zero electric field divergence in the vacuum and a corresponding symmetry breaking of the electromagnetic field.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 79, no 6, 1133-1135 p.
Basic concepts, Classical theory, Quantum electrodynamics, Quantum mechanical, Rest mass, Standard model, Symmetry-breaking, Vacuum state
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-140957DOI: 10.1017/S002237781300069XISI: 000330469800033ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84891837414OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-140957DiVA: diva2:693912
QC 201402052014-02-052014-02-052014-02-27Bibliographically approved