10 September 2015 The fine structure constant alpha: relevant for a model of a self-propelling photon and for particle masses
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A model for a self propelling (i.e. massless) photon1 is based on oscillations of a pair of charges amounting to elementary charge divided by SQRT alpha, where alpha is the fine structure (Sommerfeld) constant. When one assumes a similar model for particles that do have rest mas (i.e. which are non- self propelling), alpha plays also a role in the rest masses of elementary particles. Indeed all fundamental elementary particle masses can be described by the alpha / beta rule2 → m(particle) = alpha-n * betam* 27.2 eV /c2 where beta is the proton to electron mass ratio 183612 and n= 0….14, m= -1,0 or Thus, photons and particle masses are intimately related to the fine structure constant. If the latter would not have been strictly constant throughout all times, this would have had consequences for the nature of light and for all masses including those of elementary particles.
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Karl Otto Greulich, Karl Otto Greulich, } "The fine structure constant alpha: relevant for a model of a self-propelling photon and for particle masses", Proc. SPIE 9570, The Nature of Light: What are Photons? VI, 957013 (10 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2187396; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2187396
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