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Title: The Planck aether model for a unified theory of elementary particles

Abstract

A dense assembly of an equal number of two kinds of Planck masses, one having positive and the other one negative kinetic energy, described by a nonrelativistic nonlinear Heisenberg equation with pointlike interactions, is proposed as a model for a unified theory of elementary particles. The dense assembly of Planck masses leads to a vortex field below the Planck scale having the form of a vortex lattice, which can propagate two types of waves, one having the property of Maxwell's electromagnetic and the other one the property of Einstein's gravitational waves. The waves have a cutoff at a wavelength equal to the vortex lattice constant about [approximately] 10[sup 3] times larger than the Planck length, reproducing the GUT scale of elementary particle physics. The vortex lattice has a resonance energy leading to two kinds of quasiparticles, both of which have the property of Dirac spinors. Depending on the resonance energy, estimated to be [approximately] 10[sup 7] times smaller than the Planck energy, the mass of one of these quasiparticles is about equal to the electron mass. The mass of the other particle is much smaller, making it a likely candidate for the much smaller neutrino mass. Larger spinor masses occurmore » as internal excitations, with a maximum of four such excitations corresponding to a maximum of four particle families. Other vortex solutions may describe the quark-lepton symmetries of the standard model. All masses, with the exception of the Planck mass particles, are quasiparticles for which Lorentz invariance holds, with the Galilei invariance at the Planck scale dynamically broken into Lorentz invariance below this scale. The assumed equal number of Planck masses with positive and negative kinetic energy makes the cosmological constant exactly equal to zero.« less

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7024471
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
International Journal of Theoretical Physics; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 33:6; Journal ID: ISSN 0020-7748
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; UNIFIED MODEL; NEGATIVE ENERGY STATES; PLANCK LAW; ENERGY LEVELS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; NUCLEAR MODELS; 662110* - General Theory of Particles & Fields- Theory of Fields & Strings- (1992-)

Citation Formats

Winterberg, F. The Planck aether model for a unified theory of elementary particles. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.1007/BF00670794.
Winterberg, F. The Planck aether model for a unified theory of elementary particles. United States. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00670794
Winterberg, F. 1994. "The Planck aether model for a unified theory of elementary particles". United States. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00670794.
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title = {The Planck aether model for a unified theory of elementary particles},
author = {Winterberg, F},
abstractNote = {A dense assembly of an equal number of two kinds of Planck masses, one having positive and the other one negative kinetic energy, described by a nonrelativistic nonlinear Heisenberg equation with pointlike interactions, is proposed as a model for a unified theory of elementary particles. The dense assembly of Planck masses leads to a vortex field below the Planck scale having the form of a vortex lattice, which can propagate two types of waves, one having the property of Maxwell's electromagnetic and the other one the property of Einstein's gravitational waves. The waves have a cutoff at a wavelength equal to the vortex lattice constant about [approximately] 10[sup 3] times larger than the Planck length, reproducing the GUT scale of elementary particle physics. The vortex lattice has a resonance energy leading to two kinds of quasiparticles, both of which have the property of Dirac spinors. Depending on the resonance energy, estimated to be [approximately] 10[sup 7] times smaller than the Planck energy, the mass of one of these quasiparticles is about equal to the electron mass. The mass of the other particle is much smaller, making it a likely candidate for the much smaller neutrino mass. Larger spinor masses occur as internal excitations, with a maximum of four such excitations corresponding to a maximum of four particle families. Other vortex solutions may describe the quark-lepton symmetries of the standard model. All masses, with the exception of the Planck mass particles, are quasiparticles for which Lorentz invariance holds, with the Galilei invariance at the Planck scale dynamically broken into Lorentz invariance below this scale. The assumed equal number of Planck masses with positive and negative kinetic energy makes the cosmological constant exactly equal to zero.},
doi = {10.1007/BF00670794},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/7024471}, journal = {International Journal of Theoretical Physics; (United States)},
issn = {0020-7748},
number = ,
volume = 33:6,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {6}
}