New Theories in Physics

In a guest sciencebase editorial, Dean L Sinclair suggests that neutrons may not exist in the nucleus and goes on to explain how nuclear structure might be explained by an altogether different model that sidesteps problematic forces that have to be invoked by the proton-neutron model of the atomic nucleus. Tell us what you think…

Author: David Bradley

Freelance science journalist, author of Deceived Wisdom. Sharp-shooting photographer and wannabe rock god.

3 thoughts on “New Theories in Physics”

  1. William:
    Having read your discussion posted above, I I find your approach is interesting and avoids the problem of the neutron existing in the nucleus, per se,, I end up having some doubts about its accuracy as it depends upon the neutrino and some of my results cast doubt on the existence of neutrinos as separate entities. DS

  2. Mr. Sinclair:

    You may be interested in a model of the nucleus I developed that I discuss at In what I call the alpha-beta model, a simple, straightforward model of the atomic nucleus is developed using positive and negative beta particles to build the proton and the neutron, instead of up and down quarks.

    Nucleons bond together by sharing beta particles in order to possess a compliment of particles equivalent to that of a free proton. This creates bonds between them similar to the covalent bonds formed by atoms sharing electrons to fill their outer electron shells. Using the bonds, individual nucleons join together to form alpha particles, and alpha particles bond together along with supplemental individual nucleons to form the stable complex nuclei.

    The theory develops relatively simple models for more than 250 stable nuclei, and many unstable ones. Its models provide explanations for alpha and beta decay of nuclei, and mechanism for nuclear fission and nuclear fusion.

  3. In the four years since I first wrote the above guest editorial, my views have changed a bit as additional information has accrued. Setting Planck’s Constant equal to its definition as an angular momentum and evaluting the result at the speed of light, “c,” gives an equation, mass times radius equals Planck’s Constant divided by the Speed of Light, that is mr=h/c. This can be seen to define a set of oscillators of constant torque, “h/c,” with an average value where
    m=r=(h/c)^0.5 .

    As the equation, mr=h/c could be written in the form, AmBr=h/c=BmAr, it can be seen that, if any value be known for the absolute numerical value of m or r, all of the oscillator limits can be determined.

    When one does this for the electron and proton a very interesting result appears, , in “our measurable universe” where the measured value is found the electron has a much greater radius and a much smaller mass than the proton, in the ‘inner, hidden half, exactly the opposite occurs.

    This completely changes the picture that I previousl presented, but in no way justifies neutrons as existing, as such, in any atoms having a half life greater than that of the neutron. However, since this also suggests that protons should pair and organize in manners somewhat as electrons are considered to do, this information actually rationalizes the presence of a tight group of protons as atomic centers.

    The supposed presence of neutrons could be an effect of some motions of the electrons and protons, in their “coupled dances” coinciding with some of the totally coordinated motion which we could consider to be the neutron.

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