Volume 22: Pages 104-111, 2009
On the W-boson NN interaction and the extended cluster model of the nucleus
Peter J. Fimmel 1
111 Tregenna Place, Goosberry Hill 6076, Western Australia
The problem of the nuclear interaction is analyzed ab initio, using a physical model of low-energy nuclear phenomena rather than the usual approach of mathematical theory and nuclear parameters. The interaction model is an extension of the fully discrete model of the electron, derived from the Dirac equation. Here we show that a nuclear bond, mediated by the W-boson, evolves naturally in a discrete physical model of the nucleon, in a framework of direct interparticle action. The new model naturally accounts for the uniquely stable two-, three-, and four-body bound states, the abolition of free neutron β-decay by the deuteron bond, 3H and 3He particle-stability, and 3H β-instability. The model is qualitative and radical, but it is supported by its congruence with light nuclear phenomena in the low-energy regime.
Keywords: NN Interaction, Physical Model, W-Boson, β-Decay, Discrete Spacetime
Received: August 22, 2008; Accepted: February 1, 2009; Published Online: March 11, 2009