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      Origin of mass of elementary particles; quark-confinement; temperature-generalized Bethe-Salpeter equation; harmonic oscillator kernel

    • Abstract


      We show that the temperature-generalization of a popular model of quark-confinement seems to provide a rather interesting insight into the origin of mass of elementary particles: as the universe cooled, there was an era when particles did not have an identity since their masses were variable; the temperature at which the conversion of these ‘nomadic’ particles into ‘elementary’ particles took place seems to have been governed by the value of a dimension-less coupling constantCc. ForCc=0.001(0.1) this temperature is of the order of 109 K (1011 K), below which the particle masses do not change.

    • Author Affiliations


      G P Malik1 Santokh Singh1 2 Vijaya S Varma1 3

      1. School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi - 110 067, India
      2. Physics Department, Deshbandhu College, Delhi University, New Delhi - 110 019, India
      3. Department of Physics and Astrophysics, Delhi University, Delhi - 110 007, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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