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Possibility of a lepton field

  1. Apr 16, 2009 #1
    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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  3. Apr 16, 2009 #2

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    Why don't you have deexitations of the field like [itex]\mu \rightarrow e \gamma [/itex]?
  4. Apr 17, 2009 #3
    The possible ways of decaying depend on the couplings to the other fields anyway.
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    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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