Paul Marmet

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Taken from an invited paper in:

International IFNA-ANS Journal "Problems of Nonlinear Analysis in Engineering Systems"

No.3 (19), Vol.9, 2003

Kazan University, Kazan city, Russia.

Relativity theory gives a relationship predicting the increase of mass of relativistic moving particles, but no physical model has been given to describe the fundamental physical mechanism responsible for the formation of that additional mass. We show here that this additional kinetic mass is explained by a well-known mechanism involving electromagnetic energy. This is demonstrated taking into account the magnetic field generated by a moving electric charge, calculated using the Biot-Savart equation. We show that the mass of the energy of the induced magnetic field of a moving electron is always identical to the relativistic mass M

Let me first express my high regard to the scientific achievement of late Professor Ilya Prigogine, in honor of which this special issue is dedicated.

It is well known theoretically and observed experimentally, that when a constant electric current is flowing in a wire, there is a magnetic field surrounding this wire. The emission of bremsstrahlung electromagnetic radiation, during the time interval while the electrons are accelerated from zero to the final velocity, is irrelevant in this section. We consider only the free moving electrons at constant velocity after the initial acceleration period. The magnetic field intensity distribution around a wire carrying a constant electric current is calculated using the Biot-Savart’s law. This law requires, that a constant electric current must generate a stable magnetic field around the wire. That stable magnetic field, due to the electron current, is illustrated on Figure 1.

After the initial transient, when the flow of electron current is stabilized in the wire, no more energy is directly required to maintain that induced magnetic field. That can be verified in the case of an electron current inside a conductor, since it is well known that the current (and therefore the magnetic field) remains naturally constant in time, if the electric resistivity of the conductor is zero, as in the case of a superconductor. In the case of a conductor with a non-zero electrical resistivity, the energy required to maintain the current, is totally used to heat up the wire. However, if the electron current is formed by a free electron beam, traveling in vacuum, it is even more obvious that the current of free electrons maintains a constant velocity inside the electron beam, due to momentum conservation. Since the Biot-Savart equation 1 is most suitable to calculate the magnetic field, with any electron current, we can consider either a current generated by the flow of free electrons in vacuum (as for the electron beam drifting inside a cathode ray tube), or the constant electron current inside a wire.

Using the Biot-Savart law, let us now calculate the magnetic field when we have an extremely small current. We consider the special case of a magnetic field produced by an electron current formed by one single electron, moving at velocity v. Therefore, the long linear distribution of electric charges in the Biot-Savart equation must be substituted for one concentrated electric charge existing at one point.

We know that the electric current I, is defined as defined as a number of individual electrical charges (e

The scalar form of the Biot-Savart equation is:

It is interesting to note that H. Poincaré

Since we now consider the magnetic field produced by one single quantized electron, additional transformations are also required. For example, the Biot-Savart equation defines the magnetic field in a direction with respect to the element . In the Biot-Savart equation, the electron charge distribution is not isotropic. From the explanations above, in the Biot-Savart equation, we have seen that the Sin (q) function (Eq. 6) determines the direction of the calculated magnetic field with respect to the continuous charge distribution. However, when we have a single electron, it becomes impossible to define the direction of a no-longer-existent continuous distribution of electric charges. Since the axis of distribution of the electric charges no longer exists, we have to find the new geometry. Since we now have an isotropic electric field around an individual electron, let us assume that the magnetic field generated is also isotropic. Eq. 6 becomes:

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We can easily visualize qualitatively that the magnetic field produced by a row of electric charges is, as calculated by the Biot-Savart equation, not isotropic, because the magnetic field generated backward by the particles in the first part of the row of charged particles cancels out the magnetic field generated forward by the ones in the last part of that row of electric charges. Of course, that cannot exist for a single electron. It is not surprising that the passage from a geometry of linearly distributed electron charges (in an electron current) to the geometry of a point source (single moving electron) produces a similar change of geometry in the resulting magnetic field. We will see below that the hypothesis above is valid because the isotropic distribution of the magnetic field around single electrons is compatible with equation 1, (which is applicable to a smooth linear distribution of electrons).

Experimentally, due to its smallness, it has never been possible to measure the faint magnetic field induced around one single moving electron. Nevertheless, the validity of that relationship is verified indirectly by the correctness of the Biot-Savart equation. We remember that the Biot-Savart equation was planned only to calculate the component of the magnetic field appearing in a specific direction, in the case of a large number of electrons distributed linearly. It was not destined to calculate the total magnetic field around one single isolated electron. The existence of quantized electron charge in an electron was still unknown in Maxwell’s time. Only the effect produced by a continuous flow of electric charges could be considered then. Consequently, this calculation here, which involves independent electrons, is more fundamental than the Biot-Savart equation, since the fundamental corpuscular nature of the electric charge, which is more realistic in physics, is now taken into account.

We have seen that equation 7 gives the amplitude and the distribution of the total induced magnetic “field” around individual moving electrons. Corrections have been made in order to take into account that we have now point like electric charges so that the electric charge of the electron is no longer distributed along a line. Also the electric field around one electron is isotropic and is not distributed along a line as in the Biot-Savart problem.

These new considerations are such that the Biot-Savart equation is still valid when the electric charge is distributed as a continuous flow. From that induced magnetic field, let us calculate now, the magnetic “energy” around one single (N=1) electron. The density of magnetic energy u

Equation 10 gives the total energy of the induced magnetic field around one moving electron in volume dV. Let us calculate the total mass M of that magnetic field surrounding the moving electron, using the Biot-Savart’s equation. We know that the constant of proportionality between energy and mass is c

On figure 2, we see that the differential surface element of the surface of a sphere, at a distance r, is equal to a thin square, having sides respectively equal to r dq along meridians, multiplied by the element of longitude j of the circle 2prSin(q).

Magnetic fields are well measured experimentally at any large distances, but such a measurement is no longer possible directly at an infinitesimal distance, very near the center of the electron. At r = 0, equation 15 shows that it would require an infinite amount of energy to generate magnetic fields right down to the center of the electron. Therefore, the total electron energy of 511. KeV, gives the information of how close to the geometrical center, the field can exist. As a result, a hollow structure of electric and magnetic fields of the electron is absolutely necessary, due to the finite energy of the electron (511 Kev). More explanation is given below in section 7. There is a minimum radius expected due to the fact that the electron energy is finite (511 Kev), which is called the classical electron radius (r

Let us integrate the magnetic energy from the well-known (hollow) classical electron radius r

We wish to compare the magnetic mass of a moving electron given in equation 17, with the kinetic mass (which is the increase of the so-called “relativistic mass”) of the same electron. When we apply the principle of mass-energy conservation, we have found

Let us compare the increase of magnetic mass calculated above in equation 17, with the increase of electron mass, using relativity theory as given in equation 22. In fact, we are testing whether the relativistic mass is the same thing as the magnetic mass. Equations 17 and 22 give:

In fact, the real fundamental nature of the kinetic mass, which increases with velocity, is nothing else than the magnetic energy, as given by the Biot-Savart equation. From equations 17 and 23, we can conclude that for an electron, the physical nature of the parameter g in relativity is:Therefore the increase of the so-called relativistic mass is in fact nothing more that the mass of the magnetic field generated due to the electron velocity.

Let us examine a natural interpretation to the Classical Electron Radius. Following the above calculation (r

It has been shown that electrons at rest are pure electromagnetic fields

U=m

One must logically conclude that the electron is made of fields surrounding a hollow core. The entire electron field is exterior to that radius. When we simulate the formation of an electron from a gradual integration of an electromagnetic field

We normally have the impression that the amount of integrated electrical charge in the electron is identical to the amount of electric charge in the proton. However, it is just the external part of the electrical field (larger that the classical electron radius), which has the same amplitude. The proton possesses a much larger amount of charge (mostly responsible for the larger proton mass) located in the gap between the classical electron radius and the classical proton radius. The addition of some extra electric charge to the electron, at a location inside the classical electron radius, to form a proton (or anti proton) does not change the amplitude of the remote electric fields around the newly formed particle.

Consequently, we must realize that the physical concept of “charge” must be reconsidered. It must not be confused with the remote electric field, which is always the same around any electric charge. We usually claim that the electric charge of the proton is equal to the electric charge of the electron, just because the field distribution is identical at r>r

In Jackson

This is illustrated on figure 3.

As explained above in section 6, we can add that the relativistic mass-increase, due to the mass of the magnetic field, is in agreement with the Biot-Savart equation. We must also conclude that there exists no massive nucleus at r=0 inside the electron.

Figure 3 illustrates the cross section of an electron at rest, representing the electric field density by a dark area. The electric field of an electron at rest is isotropic (in 3-D) around its hollow core and extends to infinity.Figure 3.

More recently, different electron models have been suggested

In order to reach a deeper understanding, the electric charge distribution forming the electron must be compared with another particle. A similar electric field distribution takes place in the proton and the anti-proton, which also possess an electric charge. Even for the proton, the (positive) electric field cannot exist down to zero radius, because this would also require an infinite amount of energy. However, at a larger distance from its center, up to infinity, the proton electric field possesses exactly the same amplitude as the positron and the electron.

Since the proton mass is much larger than the electron mass, it takes the integration of a much larger amount of electric field to form the proton mass. However, we know experimentally, that in the outer region of these two particles, the density of the electrical field is exactly identical. Therefore the proton possesses an extra electric field, entirely located just inside the classical electron radius, which gives it the extra mass. That extra inner charge does not produce any effect on the peripheral part of the particle. At distances larger than the classical electron radius, the “amplitude” of the electric field surrounding the proton is exactly the same as for the electron. This is in agreement with the observations that the (absolute) electric charge is the same for both particles. Except for the polarity of the electric charge, the important difference between the electrical fields making up an electron and a proton, is that the central cavity inside the electric fields is much smaller for the proton than for the electron. In the case of the proton, the mass of the electric field is accumulated until the proton mass is reached. However, the surrounding electric field is the same for both particles, which is interpreted as having the same charge. In fact, only the amplitude of the surrounding “field” are the same.

This consequence is in agreement with high-energy scattering experiments. Protons can show a much higher electrical potential (about 1000. MeV), than the electron (0.511 MeV), when they are scattered at very high energy.

An illustration of the proton at rest is similar to figure 3, except that the cavity inside the particle is much smaller. In the same way, as in the case of the electron, the classical radius of the proton is:

We understand from the above, that electrons, positrons and protons are not point particles, but kinds of hollow clouds of electric fields. In order to accelerate an electron, we need to have an interaction with the mass, which causes the acceleration. Let us consider a simple model of interaction when the electron is accelerated. When the central part of the electron (around r

Circular waves can be easily seen at the surface, as a function of time, as illustrated on Figure 4. In this paper, the vortices are illustrated qualitatively. Mathematical calculation of vortices is already known mathematically.

A similar phenomenon also exists in other fluids as in air, which also has a low viscosity. In that case, the kinetic energy of the wind is transformed into vortices called whirlwind, twisters, and tornados, well before the energy is finally transformed into heat. However, if we chose a fluid with zero viscosity (like low temperature superfluid liquid helium), all the kinetic energy and momentum of the falling mass remains permanently under the form of vortices in the fluid. In the case of superfluidity, the motion in the fluid is never transformed into heat. Due to superfluidity inside electric fluids, there exists no mechanism, which can transform the vortices of electric fields into heat. Thermal energy does not exist at the nuclear level, inside elementary particles. Therefore, the electric field forming an electron must also be a superfluid. With zero viscosity of the electric field forming the electron, kinetic energy inside vortices can be conserved indefinitely, due to these superfluid toroidal vortices inside each electron. Without storing the kinetic energy in those vortices, it is impossible to satisfy the principle of energy and momentum conservation.

We have seen in equation 17, that when an electron is accelerated, that moving electron possesses kinetic energy, which is equal to the magnetic field induced by the electron, and which is also equal to the relativistic mass. Now, from the above considerations, we see that when the electron is accelerated, some vortices must necessarily be formed in order to carry the kinetic energy given to the particle.

A more general overview of these oscillations, showing the toroidal vortices, is presented on figure 5.

We see several toroidal vortices created by the absorbed kinetic energy given to the electric field inside a non-viscous fluid. As demonstrated above, these vortices possess the kinetic energy, which appears as magnetic field, and which corresponds to the relativistic mass.

Figure 6 illustrates the internal structure of the first three vortices drawn on figure 5. Figure 6 illustrates the vortices, assuming a perfect conservation of energy and momentum, when the electron has been accelerated by a force “F” applied (downward) on the central part of the electric field of the electron.---

In section 8 above, we have seen that, when an electron is accelerated from rest to velocity v, the principle of energy and momentum conservation requires that vortices of electric fields be created inside each charge. As explained in section 8, these vortices are tensors, which involve rotations related to the direction in which the electron has been accelerated. If a moving electron receives a further acceleration in the same direction, the number of vortices will have a further increase. Also, if that moving electron moves sideways, the direction and the amplitude of the vortices rearrange accordingly, in order to always satisfy energy and momentum conservation. Finally, if that electron is accelerated backward (slowed down), down to its initial zero velocity, these internal vortices of electric fields cancel out and disappear completely. Therefore, we see that moving charges, always keep inside the particle, all the information about their speed and their direction as a result of electric vortices. The full information about their speed and direction exists in the electric charge at any instant, and remains permanently inside all moving individual charges. In fact, electric vortices are more than perfect gyroscopes, since they do not only record perfectly their direction of motion, but furthermore they record their velocity with respect to an absolute rest frame, because the energy in the vortices is an exact measure of their absolute velocity. Therefore, “all” particles (electrons, protons atoms and molecules) possess individually and internally all the information about their speed and their direction, with respect to an absolute frame of reference. This is the only way to assure the conservation of energy and momentum and compatibility with the induced magnetic field following the Biot-Savart equation. Since the electric charges possess all the information about the absolute velocity, one must conclude that there exists an absolute frame of reference corresponding to zero energy of the vortices. Without an absolute frame, it has been seen

We can read that in many papers, such a rest frame is attributed to a hypothetical “ether”. However, there is a difference between an absolute frame of reference, which possesses only geometrical properties and a physical “ether”. A “ether” must be understood as a “medium” which can have a physical interaction with other physical quantities, as mass and energy. Ether is usually assumed to be a support for the transmission of light waves, in analogy with the transmission of sound, which is supported by air (or by solids and liquids). However, acoustic theory shows that no sound can be transmitted through a medium, if that medium does not possesses mass. Therefore some energy and some physical properties (other than geometrical properties) must exist in such a hypothesized ether, which can interact with the assumed waves moving through that ether. To be realistic, ether, if it exists, must possess mass. Therefore, there is a fundamental difference, between an “absolute frame of reference”, which is just a geometrical property, and which corresponds to the average motion of matter in space, and a “physical medium”, possessing physical properties like mass and energy, which supports waves. It has been shown previously

However, as mentioned above, this is the “sole” property, which is needed, because the principle of mass-energy conservation is fully satisfied without any energy belonging to that assumed medium. Then again, it is a geometrical property. Other phenomena have also been observed, which shows that an absolute frame of reference is required without the interaction of any physical medium (ether). The GPS“ For the moment, the sole property of that assumed ether is to establish an absolute origin to the velocity-frame of light and physical matter, because this frame of reference is absolutely needed to comply with the principle of energy and momentum conservation.”

It is found that although an absolute frame of reference is required to be compatible with the principle of mass-energy conservation, there exists no proof that an ether, which would fill vacuum, exists. Of course, some undiscovered extremely weakly interacting fields or particles could exist in space. However, since the principle of mass-energy is well satisfied in current experiments, these unknown fields do not appear to be responsible for the transmission of light and particles in vacuum.

We have seen on figure 5 that the vortices developed inside moving electrons generate naturally a permanent wave structure inside electrons moving at constant velocity, exactly like the wave structure required by the de Broglie equations. Therefore, the internal wave structure of a moving electron can be interpreted as matter-wave, as predicted by the de Broglie wavelength equation

We must also note on figure 5, how an electron becomes compatible with electron diffraction, which requires that the electron possesses a large oscillating transverse structure as well as a wavelength in the axial direction, which are velocity dependent, as observed experimentally, in agreement with the de Broglie equation. Consequently, we can say that the de Broglie wavelength of an electron is due to the magnetic component, which exists under the form of electric vortices of moving electrons. This mechanism, generating vortices so frequently observed in water waves, possesses many similarities with the toroidal vortices of the electric field inside each moving electron. Most importantly, we must take into account that the electric fluid is a super fluid. The de Broglie electron wavelength as a function of velocity is given by the relationship:

We have seen that due to the principle of energy and momentum conservation, the number and the intensity of vortices increase with electron velocity. Therefore, when the electron is accelerated to velocity v, it is observed that that electron becomes different, because it acquires vortices, which give a proper wavelength to the electron. As seen above, these vortices are also the magnetic field generated by a moving charge according to the Biot-Savart equation. Therefore, the de Broglie electron wavelength is the wavelength of the vortices, which is responsible for the density of the vortices, and therefore the magnetic field.

The wavelength of these vortices in electrons is what produces the electron diffraction in matter. This is shown in atomic and molecular physics, since the length of the electron’s orbits inside the atom is an integer number of the de Broglie electron wavelength. The de Broglie relationship has been first used in the Bohr model to establish the basis of quantum mechanics. In the Bohr atom, it is well established that the length of an electron orbit of a particular quantum state, is always equal to an integer number of de Broglie wavelengths. The de Broglie wavelength is equal in size to the wavelength of the vortices (see figure 5), inside the moving electron.

It can also be seen that the internal electric vortices of electrons have a similar structure as the electron spin. These spins can be coupled with other interacting spins forming quantum states. The wave nature of the vortices inside electric charges is also observed in atomic, molecular physics and nuclear physics. The vortices forming the spin of the proton are also coupled with the electron vortices (spin) in the hydrogen atom, to form the

However, considering the infinite distribution of the electric field of an electron in space (density decreasing as 1/r

We must avoid any confusion between the electromagnetic radiation emitted during the “acceleration” of electric charges (equation 32) and the Biot-Savart field (vortices) accompanying a moving charge at “constant velocity” (eq. 1). During the acceleration, the electric charge can be completely free or bound to another particle. The emission of electromagnetic radiation from free accelerated electric charges is called bremsstrahlung. Also, when the electromagnetic radiation is emitted from an accelerated electron bound to other particle, a corresponding emission of radiation also takes place. In that case, this is described as a quantum emission of radiation due to the transition between two quantum states. Whatever the degree of freedom of the electric charge is, the emission of electromagnetic radiation always requires the acceleration of an electric charge.

The electromagnetic radiation emitted due to the acceleration of electric charges, bears many names. It can be called: photon, light, electromagnetic radiation, cosmic rays, microwaves, radio waves, infrared radiation, ultra-violet radiation, etc. All these different names refer to the same thing. The difference in names is generally related only to the frequency of the radiation. As mentioned in the book: “Absurdities in Modern Physics: A Solution”

Since light (or photons or electromagnetic radiation, etc.) is always a consequence of the acceleration of an electric charge, the structure of light must be compatible with the morphological structure of the emitter, which is generally the electron. In view of the fact that “moving” electrons are made of a large number of extended, concentric vortices of electric fields, this fact must be reflected on the morphology of the emitted radiation. Each infinitesimal element of the accelerated electron emits energy in agreement with equation 32. Due to the acceleration of a tri-dimensional volume of electric charges concentrated in vortices, as explained above, the acceleration of each differential element of the electron structure, gives rise to a tri-dimensional electromagnetic wave. Therefore the structure of the emitted light (as wave-packets) must also possess concentric electric waves. Since every parts of the three-dimensional electron are accelerated, similarly, the radiation emitted occupies all space, up to infinity, in order to be compatible with equation 32. That is simple logic. Consequently, the so-called “photon” can neither be described as a point particle nor as an expanding field distribution around the source. The so-called “photon” can be described as a

Of course, the radius of the cylindrical vortices cannot expand in time, since this would decrease the density of energy in the photon’s field. Experimentally, it is confirmed that the density of energy of a wave packet does not decrease in time, since it is an experimental fact that the quantum levels of target atoms are just as much excited at any distance from the light source.

We have seen that, just as in the case of the moving electron, a concentration of electromagnetic energy is also replicated in the wave-packet, at the instant it is generated by the electron. Therefore, most of the energy in the wave-packet is concentrated inside a relatively small radius (just around the classical electron radius), but some energy also exists at large distances, up to infinity. The fact that an individual wave-packet described here occupies a large volume of space (in both longitudinal and transverse directions) is such that it can interfere with itself after it has been split by a local barrier, like a slit. Also, considering the very large size of the emitting electron, we can see that due to the finite velocity of transmission of energy at velocity c, the total energy of a wave-packet cannot be measured instantaneously, in agreement with the “uncertainly principle” in quantum mechanics. Let us examine the fact that the so-called “photon” extends in the longitudinal, as well as in the transverse direction.

This proves that each wave-packet of light contains an axial wave structure, of variable length, which is compatible with the model explained here. It is also important to recall that these interference fringes exist at any light intensity, even if light intensity is as low as one photon per minute or per hour. This has been shown experimentally. Consequently, these interference patterns cannot be due to the interference between independent wave–packets. We must conclude that due to the longitudinal size of the light-wave emitted by a single electron, we can see how one single wave-packet of light, sometimes called “photon”, interferes with its own field, in the longitudinal axis.

This interference between the transverse fields inside a single wave-packet is well observed experimentally. Of course, when the distance between the interfering slits is large, the possibility to produce interference gets much smaller in agreement with observations. However, in principle, when we detect an infinitesimal intensity (low rate of detection), it remains always possible to observe an interference pattern for any distance between the slits, due to the infinite size of each wave-packet.

The frequency of the electromagnetic radiation received on an atom of the detector must have the resonant frequency, compatible with the quantum transition of the electron in the atom of the detector. Furthermore, even at that resonant frequency, the total amount of energy to be accumulated in the atom of the detector must be equal to the energy of the quantum state of the atom. This is necessary to produce a quantum transition in the detector. Without sufficient energy, (or the correct frequency) the incident energy of the electromagnetic wave is scattered away from the atom. Of course, the electron of the atom of the detector, which absorbs the energy, is extremely appropriate to detect the energy produced by the fields of interference, since they both possess the same morphology (vortices). Furthermore, the absorption of a sufficient amount of energy in the detector to produce a quantum transition is “only” possible, because there is no decrease of the electric field density of the wave packet as a function of the distance from the source. We have seen above that the radius of the cylindrical vortices of fields do not expand with time. In physics, it is generally believed that when a wave-packet is formed, its electromagnetic energy spread out in space, as an expanding sphere, which gets bigger and bigger in time, without limits. Then, if the field expands while traveling through space, the density of energy decreases without limits when the radius gets larger as a function of the distance from the emitter. Consequently, when we consider a photon emitted by an atom located in a remote galaxy, billions of light years away, the amount of energy that can possibly pass through a narrow slit is so unreasonably small that obviously, it will never be able to accumulate a few electron-volts of energy in the short time interval required to activate the quantum transition required in the atom of the light detector.

It is well known experimentally that numerous photons, having a few electron volts, are commonly detected in photo-detectors, contrary to the logical expectation of the usual model. Consequently, instead of having a decreasing amplitude of electromagnetic radiation (as a function of distance), it is necessary to consider that it is the number of wave packets (photons), which decreases with the distance from the source. Then, the same density of energy is detected in each wave-packet, independently of the distance of the detector from the source. Consequently, the model explained in all textbooks claiming that there is a spherical expansion of electromagnetic waves in space is unacceptable, since the density of the electromagnetic field would decreases with the distance from the source. Clearly, such a model cannot provide enough concentration of energy to the detector to produce quantum transitions. That model is clearly erroneous, because it is not compatible with the fact that electromagnetic radiation (light) provides exactly the same amount of energy to a target, independently of the distance of the target from the source. It is not the electromagnetic field, which decreases. Instead, the expansion of the radiation from a source of light should be illustrated always using constant wave-packets, with a decreasing density of the “number” of wave-packets, as a function of the distance from the source. The usual illustrations are seriously misleading, since they are incompatible with many physical observations.

We see now, that only an appropriate variety of wave packets of electromagnetic radiation can produce a quantum transition in the atom of the detector. Even if a variable amount of electromagnetic energy can be found in one wave-packet of electromagnetic radiation, the amount of energy extracted from that wave-packet follows the relationship E=hn, characteristic to the detector. Therefore, after the target has extracted its characteristic amount of energy (characteristic distribution of wavelengths), the energy reflected (from the target) becomes modified and show the usual reflected characteristic spectrum of atoms, as observed experimentally. We know that the electromagnetic energy is absorbed by an atom “only” when the frequency of the radiation in the wave-packet is compatible with the natural frequency of the quantum state of the atom, so that the atom makes a quantum jump in energy. Consequently, the quantity of electromagnetic energy extracted from a wave packet is always equal to one quantum transition in the detector, independently of the shape of the wave-packet.

A preliminary description of the fundamental nature of light has already been described previously

We know that a free neutron is unstable. After a few minutes (885. seconds), a neutron dissociates into a positive proton and a negative electron. Therefore, a neutron is a distorted association of a proton with an electron. However, both particles (proton and electron) are still in the neutron, as we will see below. Similarly, atomic hydrogen is formed with an electron and a proton. Both the electron and the proton exist in a hydrogen atom. It is the same phenomenon for all atoms in the universe. All neutral matter is always a combination of positive and negative charges. We have also seen previously that the electric field of both a positive or negative electric charge always possess an electromagnetic mass corresponding to their energy. We have seen previously, that the mass of all particles is predominantly located near the center of the particle, but some of it is also found at great distances, up to infinity.

Let us consider the simplest well-known neutral particles: The hydrogen atom, the neutron and the positronium. When a negative charge (an electron) is associated with a positive charge (a proton), this forms a neutral particle, which is either hydrogen or a neutron. We measure that the electric field around those particles is zero. Therefore, we have to decide whether zero electric field around neutrons or hydrogen atoms, corresponds to the “total disappearance of the particles carrying the charges” or if it is nevertheless the “presence of two charges, whose fields are directed in opposite directions”, that neutralizes the electric field. For example, two batteries in series, in opposite polarity give zero volts, but both batteries still exist independently, as shown by the fact that the total mass is the sum of the two batteries.

It is well known in physics that the electric charge of an electron is generally detected by its electric field. Furthermore, that electric field possesses mass and energy. The energy density U of an electric field E per unit volume is:

U=(1/2)e

Therefore the corresponding mass density M of the electric field E per unit volume is c

M=(1/2c

Since it is observed that the mass of an electron, combined with the proton, gives the mass of the hydrogen atom (or the mass of the neutron), we must conclude that both the electron and the proton exist simultaneously in the hydrogen atom (and in the neutron). The presence of the total mass proves the existence of both particles. The very small difference in the total mass is due to the interaction between the particles. This total mass not only proves that the electron and the proton are still there, but that they are positioned so that their total electric field is neutralized. Therefore the electric fields of these two fundamental particles (electron and proton) still exist individually in opposite direction in a neutral particle.

The same phenomenon also occurs in the case of positronium, which is made of an electron and a positron. In positronium, both the electron and the positron also exist independently, (since the positronium mass is twice the electron mass), even if the observed electric charge is zero. Since we have seen that the electrons and the positrons are nothing but electromagnetic fields, which are responsible for the electron and positron mass, the fact that positronium possesses the total mass, proves that the electromagnetic field of both particles is still there. However, after a short time, when later the two charges (positron and electron) of positronium annihilate, the energy (and therefore the mass) of the positronium disappears completely. The energy is given up into gamma rays, which are emitted. Therefore, in the case of positronium, we have an example of a complete disappearance of the electron and positron, when the annihilation takes place, since there is no mass left. Then, since there is no mass and no charge left, it is clear that the electron and the positron are gone. We see then, that we can always follow the trace of independent electromagnetic fields inside particles, independently of the relative polarity of the positive and negative fields, due to the inherent mass of all electric fields, because it is well known that electric fields always possess energy (and mass) as seen previously.

Let us now present a model, showing how logically, both positive and negative fields can coexist in the same neutral particle. Positive and negative electric fields can appear in neutral particles as mixed bubbles forming small electric dipoles. When an electron is trapped in orbit around the proton, the electric fields forming each particle produce an average cancellation of the electric fields. However, we have seen that even if the electric force is cancelled, the combination of the two particles represents the sum of the energies (since we have the sum of the masses). Consequently, we have to conclude that the electric fields which has formed the particles are still present. The apparent absence of external electric field around neutral particles, can be explained by the presence of a very large number of small electric dipoles, formed by small electric bubbles of positive and negative fields. Therefore the sum of all these dipolar micro-bubbles produces an average zero electric field, which explains the fact that these particles are neutral. However, all the energy and mass of the particles are still located inside the electric dipolar bubbles forming the neutral particles. Since the electric field decreases as 1/r

However, when the dipolar electric field inside each bubble, which forms all particles, moves at high velocity, magnetic fields are naturally generated following the Biot-Savart’s law. The velocity of these dipolar micro bubbles (forming the particle) must produce corresponding magnetic dipoles. Of course, the geometry of the magnetic fields generated according to the Biot-Savart law must be similar to the geometry of the bubbles responsible for that induced field. The total energy of these induced magnetic dipoles cannot be zero, since the Biot-Savart law must remain valid locally. Therefore all the energy of the induced magnetic field must still be in the particle, in conformity with the principle of energy conservation. Of course, the fields produced in opposite directions, following the Biot-Savart law, cancel out and are undetectable, but the total energy must be conserved. The total energy of the magnetic field generated by moving charges (due to the Biot-Savart law) must exist at any distance, independently of the geometry of the generating moving field. Each independent electric field of each component (positive or negative) of the dipole produces independent magnetic field dipoles, which have a zero “average” magnetic field at the macroscopic scale, but which contains always all the energy (at any scale), as given by the Biot-Savart law. Therefore this magnetic field, whose geometry is some sort of facsimile of the bubbles generating it, is the magnetic energy, whose mass increases with velocity, as given by the Biot-Savart law and which is responsible for the relativistic increase of mass (by g) as demonstrated previously.

Since the fine structure of the electromagnetic fields average out to zero, the electromagnetic field cannot be detected, but its existence is detected due to the relativistic increase of mass of the particle with velocity. In order to comply with the principle of energy conservation, the mass of neutral particles, which are all made of electromagnetic fields, must increase gtimes as a function of velocity. This model provides the only realistic physical interpretation of the increase of mass as a function of velocity. Therefore, even if the magnetic field is undetectable directly, due to its microstructure, the high velocity of an electron-proton pair (i.e. either hydrogen or neutron) must generate magnetic energy, which corresponds to the relativistic increase of mass g, just as in the case of independent electrons and protons moving at high velocity.

Let us go back to the bubbles of electromagnetic fields in static neutral particles, due to the addition of positive and negative charges. We can see that the electromagnetic dipolar bubbles, which exist in neutral particles forms a basic argument to explain gravity. At large distances, these electromagnetic bubbles can interact with other electromagnetic dipoles of other masses, to produce a slight attractive force toward the higher intensity side of the field, just as observed with gravity. We know that the gravitational force is as small as 2.27 x 10

It is obvious that gravity cannot be some kind of field being constantly emitted by the particle. In such a case, the mass of the particle would decrease in time. Also, logically, gravitational force, or any other force, cannot be carried by an action-at-a-distance. No force can be transmitted between two bodies unless there is something in between to carry that force. However, if the size of the bodies is extended, as in the case of these electromagnetic dipolar bubbles, so that both parts (the internal fields of the neutral particle) of different particles coexist at the same place, as shown in the model here, then these internal fields of the particles can carry a real force, without involving an paranormal action-at-a-distance. The model of particles presented here is rational and compatible with the universal force of gravitation.

The author acknowledges the collaboration of Dennis O'keefe and G. Y. Dufour for commenting this manuscript.

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See also a paper by André Michaud, "Field Equations for Localized Individual Photons and Relativistic Field Equations for Localized Moving Massive Particles"

International IFNA-ANS Journal, No. 2 (28), Vol. 13, 2007, p. 123-140, Kazan State University, Kazan, Russia.

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