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Title: Electrostatics

Quantum mechanics should be able to generate the basic properties of a particle. One of the most basic properties are charge and the associated electrostatic electric field. Electrostatic force is a fundamental characteristics of a charged fermion and should have its nature described by the fermion’s structure. To produce the particle properties require two spaces that define both their dynamics and their base structure. Relativity and the conservation of energy dictate how these two separate spaces are connected and the differential equations that describe behavior within these two spaces. The main static characteristic of an elementary fermion are mass and charge. Mass represents a scale measure of the fermion and it appears that charge results from the detailed structure of the fermion, which must merge into the electric field description of Maxwell. Coulomb’s law is a good approximation for large distances, but it is a poor approximation at dimension on the order of a particle’s Compton wavelength. The relativistic description of the fermion in its own frame of reference contains the information required for producing the electrostatic field over all space without a singularity as a source. With this description it is possible to understand the first order correction tomore » the ionization energy of hydrogen. The role of nuclear effects on ionization energies can now be better defined for nuclei heavier than hydrogen.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Casting Analysis Corp. PO Box 52, Weyers Cave, VA 24486 (United States)
  2. Vertex Corp., Phoenix, AZ 85050 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22492696
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1687; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Ingot niobium summary workshop, Newport News, VA (United States), 4 Dec 2015; Other Information: (c) 2015 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; APPROXIMATIONS; COMPTON WAVELENGTH; COULOMB FIELD; ELECTROSTATICS; FERMIONS; HYDROGEN; MASS; MAXWELL EQUATIONS; PARTICLE PROPERTIES; PARTICLES; QUANTUM MECHANICS; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; SINGULARITY