# Possibility of a lepton field

1. Apr 16, 2009

### jostpuur

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?

2. Apr 16, 2009

Staff Emeritus
Why don't you have deexitations of the field like $\mu \rightarrow e \gamma$?

3. Apr 17, 2009

### jostpuur

The possible ways of decaying depend on the couplings to the other fields anyway.

4. Apr 17, 2009

### arivero

Historically it has been reasonable, but you expect then a whole tower of excitations. There is some literature, starting from Dirac membrane theory.