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Title: Electromagnetic theory of the nuclear interaction. Application to the deuteron {sup 2}H

Abstract

Bieler of the Rutherford laboratory imagined in 1924 a magnetic attraction equilibrating an electrostatic repulsion between the protons. Since the discovery of the neutron and the magnetic moments of the nucleons proving that the neutron contains electric charges, nobody, as far as I know, has tried to apply electromagnetism to the nuclear interaction. The electrostatic and magnetic interactions are completely neglected except for a mean Coulomb repulsion. As it is well known, there is an attraction between an electric charge and a neutral conductor. In the neutron, the positive charges are repelled and the negative charges attracted by a nearby proton. There is a net attraction explaining quantitatively the so-called strong force as it is shown in this paper. In the deuteron, the magnetic repulsion equilibrates the electrostatically induced neutron-proton attraction. The experimental value (- 2.2 MeV) is surrounded by - 1.6 MeV and - 2.5 MeV, depending on the calculation method. No arbitrary fitting parameter is used, only physical constants: it is a true ab initio calculation. The theoretical ratio between nuclear and chemical energies has been found to be (m{sub p}/m{sub e}{alpha}), proving that the usual assumption that the electromagnetic interaction is too feeble to predict the nuclearmore » interaction is incorrect.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22068966
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1446; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 11. international symposium on frontiers of fundamental physics, Paris (France), 6-9 Jul 2010; Other Information: (c) 2012 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; BINDING ENERGY; CALCULATION METHODS; COULOMB FIELD; DEUTERONS; ELECTRIC CHARGES; ELECTRIC MOMENTS; ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERACTIONS; ELECTROMAGNETISM; ELECTROSTATICS; MAGNETIC MOMENTS; MEV RANGE; NEUTRONS; PROTONS; STRONG INTERACTIONS

Citation Formats

Schaeffer, Bernard. Electromagnetic theory of the nuclear interaction. Application to the deuteron {sup 2}H. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4732712.
Schaeffer, Bernard. Electromagnetic theory of the nuclear interaction. Application to the deuteron {sup 2}H. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4732712.
Schaeffer, Bernard. Wed . "Electromagnetic theory of the nuclear interaction. Application to the deuteron {sup 2}H". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4732712.
@article{osti_22068966,
title = {Electromagnetic theory of the nuclear interaction. Application to the deuteron {sup 2}H},
author = {Schaeffer, Bernard},
abstractNote = {Bieler of the Rutherford laboratory imagined in 1924 a magnetic attraction equilibrating an electrostatic repulsion between the protons. Since the discovery of the neutron and the magnetic moments of the nucleons proving that the neutron contains electric charges, nobody, as far as I know, has tried to apply electromagnetism to the nuclear interaction. The electrostatic and magnetic interactions are completely neglected except for a mean Coulomb repulsion. As it is well known, there is an attraction between an electric charge and a neutral conductor. In the neutron, the positive charges are repelled and the negative charges attracted by a nearby proton. There is a net attraction explaining quantitatively the so-called strong force as it is shown in this paper. In the deuteron, the magnetic repulsion equilibrates the electrostatically induced neutron-proton attraction. The experimental value (- 2.2 MeV) is surrounded by - 1.6 MeV and - 2.5 MeV, depending on the calculation method. No arbitrary fitting parameter is used, only physical constants: it is a true ab initio calculation. The theoretical ratio between nuclear and chemical energies has been found to be (m{sub p}/m{sub e}{alpha}), proving that the usual assumption that the electromagnetic interaction is too feeble to predict the nuclear interaction is incorrect.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4732712},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1446,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {6}
}