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Behaviour of Charged Spinning Massless Particles

Version 1 : Received: 6 November 2017 / Approved: 6 November 2017 / Online: 6 November 2017 (14:49:29 CET)

How to cite: Morales, I.; Neves, B.; Oporto, Z.; Piguet, O. Behaviour of Charged Spinning Massless Particles. Preprints 2017, 2017110040 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201711.0040.v1). Morales, I.; Neves, B.; Oporto, Z.; Piguet, O. Behaviour of Charged Spinning Massless Particles. Preprints 2017, 2017110040 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201711.0040.v1).

Abstract

We review some properties of a relativistic classical massless charged particle with spin interacting with an external electromagnetic field. We give in particular a proper definition of kinetic energy and total energy, the latter being conserved when the external field is stationary. We find that the particle’s velocity may differ from c as a result of the spin - electromagnetic field interaction, without jeopardizing Lorentz invariance.

Subject Areas

Lorentz symmetry; massless charged particle; spinning particle; relativistic particle

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