Charged particle creation in the steady state universe
Abstract
The birth of a particle of charge q(0), initial mass m(0), and radius a in the steady state universe is studied. With the particle's birth, in accord with causality, gravity, and Coulomb fields propagate away from it with the speed of light. Field energies are supplied by the particle's mass which subsequently decays in time. Asymptotic solution to a nonlinear equation for the remaining mass gives the criterion m(0) is greater that q(0){sup 2}/2ac{sup 2} as a necessary condition for the initial mass to survive the field expansion. The resulting radius of a classical charged particle is found to be greater than the standard value obtained by equating self and restmass energies of the initial particle. 12 refs.
 Authors:

 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (United States)
 Publication Date:
 OSTI Identifier:
 5593864
 Resource Type:
 Journal Article
 Journal Name:
 Astrophysical Journal; (United States)
 Additional Journal Information:
 Journal Volume: 384; Journal ID: ISSN 0004637X
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; COSMOLOGY; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; PARTICLE PRODUCTION; ASYMPTOTIC SOLUTIONS; CAUSALITY; CHARGED PARTICLES; COULOMB FIELD; FIELD THEORIES; GRAVITATIONAL FIELDS; MASS; MATTER; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; PARTICLE PROPERTIES; STEADYSTATE CONDITIONS; UNIVERSE; ELECTRIC FIELDS; 662300*  Specific Interactions, Decays & Processes (1992)
Citation Formats
Liboff, R L. Charged particle creation in the steady state universe. United States: N. p., 1992.
Web. doi:10.1086/170847.
Liboff, R L. Charged particle creation in the steady state universe. United States. https://doi.org/10.1086/170847
Liboff, R L. Wed .
"Charged particle creation in the steady state universe". United States. https://doi.org/10.1086/170847.
@article{osti_5593864,
title = {Charged particle creation in the steady state universe},
author = {Liboff, R L},
abstractNote = {The birth of a particle of charge q(0), initial mass m(0), and radius a in the steady state universe is studied. With the particle's birth, in accord with causality, gravity, and Coulomb fields propagate away from it with the speed of light. Field energies are supplied by the particle's mass which subsequently decays in time. Asymptotic solution to a nonlinear equation for the remaining mass gives the criterion m(0) is greater that q(0){sup 2}/2ac{sup 2} as a necessary condition for the initial mass to survive the field expansion. The resulting radius of a classical charged particle is found to be greater than the standard value obtained by equating self and restmass energies of the initial particle. 12 refs.},
doi = {10.1086/170847},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/5593864},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal; (United States)},
issn = {0004637X},
number = ,
volume = 384,
place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {1}
}
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