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On angular momentum and rest mass of the photon
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Fusion Plasma Physics. KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Centres, Alfvén Laboratory Centre for Space and Fusion Plasma Physics.
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
Abstract [en]

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.

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2013. Vol. 79, no 6, 1133-1135 p.
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Basic concepts, Classical theory, Quantum electrodynamics, Quantum mechanical, Rest mass, Standard model, Symmetry-breaking, Vacuum state
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Physical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-140957DOI: 10.1017/S002237781300069XISI: 000330469800033ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84891837414OAI: diva2:693912

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Available from: 2014-02-05 Created: 2014-02-05 Last updated: 2014-02-27Bibliographically approved

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