Open Access Library Journal

Volume 6, Issue 10 (October 2019)

ISSN Print: 2333-9705   ISSN Online: 2333-9721

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Different Categories of Quantum Fields

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DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1105802    410 Downloads   1,222 Views  


Properties of a quantum field that represents an elementary particle and a quantum field that mediates an interaction between particles are analyzed. This analysis relies on fundamental physical principles. The mathematical structure of these fields proves that they are completely different physical objects. A further analysis proves that a quantum field that represents an elementary massive particle and a quantum field that represents a massless particle have a completely different mathematical structure. The results are used in an examination of free spin-1/2 elementary massive particles and other free elementary particles that have an integral spin. Inherent inconsistencies are found for elementary massive particles that have an integral spin and for the Majorana neutrino. The analysis also proves that interaction mediating fields do not represent a genuine particle.

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Comay, E. (2019) Different Categories of Quantum Fields. Open Access Library Journal, 6, 1-14. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1105802.

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