• Mass extrapolation of quarks and leptons to higher generations

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    • Keywords


      Quarks; leptons; generation; mass spectrum; flavour; top-quark

    • Abstract


      An empirical mass formula is tested for the basic fermion sequences of charged quarks and leptons. This relation is a generalization of Barut’s mass formula for the lepton sequence (e, μ, τ......). It is found that successful mass extrapolation to the third and possibly to other higher generations (N>2) can be obtained with the first and second generation masses as inputs, which predicts the top quark massmt to be around 20 GeV. This also leads to the mass ratios between members of two different sequences (i) and (i′) corresponding to the same higher generations (N>2).

    • Author Affiliations


      N Barik1

      1. Department of Physics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar - 751 004, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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