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Title: Ultimate stability of matter: Becoming a particle

The de Broglie relation is a consequence of Planck-Einstein's energy quantization plus Lorentz invariance in describing any system of interaction. Once interaction results in a stable minimum energy configuration, the system, including low dimensional structures and devices, transforms into a particle, without further interactions. However any attempt to make observation of the particle, the interaction causes the entity to revert back to the realm of quantum mechanics. Certain steps may be described by the use of constitutive equations obtained by the use of RPA, Random Phase Approximation, resembling classical descriptions such as refractive index, deformation potentials, effective mass and others. All interactions are quantum mechanical, even appear to be classical.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. ECE Department and Department of Optical Science and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223 (United States)
  2. Department of Physics, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22280314
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1598; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: LDSD 2011: 7. international conference on low dimensional structures and devices, Telchac (Mexico), 22-27 May 2011; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; DE BROGLIE WAVELENGTH; DEFORMATION; EFFECTIVE MASS; LORENTZ INVARIANCE; NANOSTRUCTURES; PHASE STABILITY; POTENTIALS; QUANTIZATION; QUANTUM MECHANICS; RANDOM PHASE APPROXIMATION; REFRACTIVE INDEX