Nuclear and Atomic Physics


The Size of the Electron.

Authors: Brian Strom

The structure of the atom is analyzed using the results of established experiments on ionization energies and spectral emissions. Ionization energy levels - when electrons are energized to escape from the Potential Energy Well of the atom – show distinct patterns. The depth of the Potential Energy Well is directly proportional to the number of protons in the nucleus, but is not dependent on the number of neutrons. The ionization energies, and therefore the electron depths, are similar to those of a "multi-layered ball" of electrons, as if they simply fill the three-dimensional Potential Energy Well around the nucleus. The electrons appear to be loosely-packed for the lighter elements, and more tightly-packed for the heavier elements. The electrons appear to be much larger than we presently imagine.

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[v1] 2019-07-30 14:23:10

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