A Physical Explanation for Particle Spin (2019)
Type of ContentJournal Article
PublisherScientific Research Publishing, Inc,
CONTEXT - The spin of a particle is physically manifest in multiple phenomena. For quantum mechanics (QM), spin is an intrinsic property of a point particle, but an ontological explanation is lacking. In this paper we propose a physical explanation for spin at the subparticle level, using a non-local hidden-variable (NLHV) theory. APPROACH - Mechanisms for spin were inferred from the Cordus NLHV theory, specifically from theorised structures at the sub-particle level. RESULTS – Physical geometry of the particle can explain spin phenomena: polarisation, Pauli exclusion principle (Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox), excited states, and selective spin of neutrino species. A quantitative derivation is provided for electron spin g-factor g = 2, and a qualitative explanation for the anomalous component. IMPLICATIONS - NLHV theory offers a candidate route to new physics at the sub-particle level. This also implies philosophically that physical realism may apply to physics at the deeper level below QM. ORIGINALITY – The electron g-factor has been derived using subparticle structures in NLHV theory, without using quantum theory. This is significant as the g-factor is otherwise considered uniquely predicted by QM. Explanations are provided for spin phenomena in terms of physical sub-structures to the particle.
CitationPons DJ, Pons AD, Pons AJ (2019). A Physical Explanation for Particle Spin. Journal of Modern Physics. 10(07). 835-860.
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Keywordsnon-local hidden-variable theory; Cordus; g factor; fundamental physics; spin
ANZSRC Fields of Research51 - Physical sciences::5107 - Particle and high energy physics::510703 - Particle physics
02 - Physical Sciences::0206 - Quantum Physics
RightsCopyright © 2019 by author(s) and Scientific Research Publishing Inc. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution International License (CC BY 4.0). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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