Quantum Theory / Particle Physics
October 1, 2019
This paper explores the reasons for the difference in electron and proton radii. In a previous paper the author explored how electron and proton charge, spin, angular momentum, magnetic moment, and mass are all quantum field effects. Both particles behave as point-like polarizers surrounded by the polarized quantum field. Each particle’s magnetic moment is due to the radius, speed of light, and electric charge. The speed of light appears because that is the maximum radial velocity for both particles. Because particle spin is a function of the polarization of the quantum field, the rate of polarization must be greater for the proton than the electron by a factor that is proportional to their radii.