Quantum Physics


Confined Helical Wave Structure of Electron and the Dirac Equation

Authors: V.A.I.Menon, M.Rajendran, V.P.N.Nampoori

The authors after showing that a confined helical wave possesses rest mass, electric charge and half spin [1][2] now proves that such a wave is a solution of the Dirac equation. Using the confined helical wave representation of electron, the authors explain in a simple manner why the eigen value for Dirac’s velocity operator is ± c while the average value of the velocity of the wave packet formed by its positive energy solutions is the particle velocity. Further, the confined helical wave representation is seen to be consistent with van der Waerden equation and the zig-zag picture of electron proposed by Pen Rose.

Comments: 8 Pages. The contents of this paper has been presented at the 27th Annual IAPT Convention and Seminar on "Recent Trends in Photonics" held during 2-4 November, 2012 at the International School of Photonics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, India

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