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Is there a particle that interacts with muons but not electrons?

This is a big if but if there is an unknown force that interacts with muons but not electrons then the following anomalies could be explained in one sweep: broken lepton universality proton size being slightly larger when it is orbited … Continue reading

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You know, it would be sufficient to really understand the electron

 image credit: Dave Whyte “You know, it would be sufficient to really understand the electron.” – Albert Einstein as quoted by Hans G. Dehmelt in his 1989 Nobel lecture. Hans G. Dehmelt recently passed away on March 7, 2017.  His … Continue reading

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A guide to Richard Gauthier’s Electron Models

Richard Gauthier’s electron models deserve a serious look. I am in the process of studying them. I asked Richard few questions and he kindly answered them. His answers were very helpful to me and it may be helpful to others as … Continue reading

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“What is an electron?” by Frank Wilczek

I hope to write an article by this title (“What is an electron?”) someday. That’s my dream! The nature of electron is a mystery. The fact that we can build a civilization based on the manipulation of electrons without knowing … Continue reading

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Does electron have electric dipole moment?

Electron is an elementary particle. According to the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics elementary particles do not have spatial extensions. They are point particles. They have zero size. SM is a pragmatic model. It says that elementary particles have … Continue reading

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Only left-handed fermions experience the weak nuclear force

Weak nuclear force is not really a “force.” Weak nuclear “force” facilitates transformations between the first column and the second column of quarks, and the first column and the second column of leptons as shown in the fermion table below. … Continue reading

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Why 3?

One of my most popular articles is Triangle. Another one is Number Symbolism. In both articles I mention the significance of 3. It seems to me that people intuitively understand the importance of 3 and they want to learn more. … Continue reading

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What is Spin?

Spin is one of the fundamental properties of elementary particles. Electron and its antiparticle positron have spin=1/2. Photon which has no antiparticle has spin 1. The elementary particles known as fermions and their antiparticles (constituents of matter) have spin=1/2 and … Continue reading

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