The Enigmatic Electron: A Doorway to Particle Masses

The Enigmatic ElectronThis book offers a new look at the electron. It was the first elementary particle discovered, is probably one of the simplest, and yet is possibly one of the most misunderstood. The author presents here a straightforward classical model that accurately reproduces the main spectroscopic features of the electron, and also its principal quantum aspects. The key to this model is the relativistically spinning sphere, RSS, which has been clamoring for recognition for decades. Although its electrical charge is point-like, the electron itself is Compton-sized, and is composed mainly of non-electromagnetic “mechanical” matter. The bridge between the electron and the other elementary particles is provided by the fine structure constant alpha~1/137, as manifested in the factor-of-137 spacings between the classical electron radius, electron Compton radius, and Bohr orbit radius. An expanded form of the constant alpha leads to equations that define the transformation of electromagnetic energy into electron mass/energy, and, via the electron doorway, to the formation of higher-mass lepton and hadron ground states. An alpha-quantized mass-generation grid extends accurately from the electron all the way to the top quark t, and leads to a corresponding alpha-quantized particle lifetime grid. The mathematics used in these studies is standard, and the calculations are guided by fits to the experimental elementary particle data. This book is written for all scientists who are interested in recent developments in fundamental particle physics.

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70 MeV

Malcolm H. MacGregorWelcome to the “Power of Alpha” website and its ultimate product – the “70 MeV” mass quantum. Alpha is the universal fine structure constant whose dimensionless value 1/137 has intrigued and puzzled scientists for the past century.

In quantum electrodynamics (QED) alpha generates the interactions between electrons and photons, as is well known. What is generally unknown is that in quantum chromodynamics (QCD) alpha generates the interactions between electrons and all of the other massive elementary particles. This web site is dedicated to spreading the message of the universal Power of Alpha.

As an example of the power of alpha, see how we can take the electron — the lightest particle — and the top quark — the heaviest particle, and relate their masses in powers of alpha.

Come along on an exciting journey into the systematics of particle lifetimes and masses, which are all expressed in “Powers of Alpha”.

Malcolm H. Mac Gregor

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