Possibility of a lepton field

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Is it reasonable to suggest the possibility, that there could be a one field, whose first excitations would be the electrons, second the myons, and third the taus?
 

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Why don't you have deexitations of the field like [itex]\mu \rightarrow e \gamma [/itex]?
 
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The possible ways of decaying depend on the couplings to the other fields anyway.
 
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Is it reasonable to suggest the possibility, that there could be a one field, whose first excitations would be the electrons, second the myons, and third the taus?
Historically it has been reasonable, but you expect then a whole tower of excitations. There is some literature, starting from Dirac membrane theory.
 

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