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May 28 2011

Free Electrons Perfectly Round

Published by under Quantum Mechanics

In a Scientific American article about the electron, the perspective from the piece seems to maintain the electron as “an infinitesimally small point of charge”, and says “it actually drags a cloud of virtual particles around. These fleeting particles pop in and out of existence, and contribute to the electron’s mass and volume.” *

For calculation purposes in quantum mechanics, the electron is sometimes thought of as dimensionless, nevertheless this cloud of virtual particles, popping in and out of existence, can be visualized as conjugate wave gravitons, which do indeed contribute to mass and volume of not only electrons, but also of protons and neutrons.

The research seems to indicate then that a free electron may be a perfect electric monopole.



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