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A New Unified Electro-Gravity Theory for the Electron

Version 1 : Received: 2 July 2019 / Approved: 3 July 2019 / Online: 3 July 2019 (09:04:00 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 12 August 2019 / Approved: 13 August 2019 / Online: 13 August 2019 (09:52:54 CEST)

How to cite: Das, N. A New Unified Electro-Gravity Theory for the Electron. Preprints 2019, 2019070052 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201907.0052.v1). Das, N. A New Unified Electro-Gravity Theory for the Electron. Preprints 2019, 2019070052 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201907.0052.v1).


A rigorous model for an electron is presented by generalizing the Coulomb's Law or Gauss's Law of electrostatics, using a unified theory of electricity and gravity. The permittivity of the free-space is allowed to be variable, dependent on the energy density associated with the electric field at a given location, employing generalized concepts of gravity and mass/energy density. The electric field becomes a non-linear function of the source charge, where concept of the energy density needs to be properly defined. Stable solutions are derived for a spherically symmetric, surface-charge distribution of an elementary charge. This is implemented by assuming that the gravitational field and its equivalent permittivity function is proportional to the energy density, as a simple first-order approximation, with the constant of proportionality referred to as the Unifield Electro-Gravity (UEG) constant. The stable solution with the lowest mass/energy is assumed to represent a ``static'' electron without any spin. Further, assuming that the mass/energy of a static electron is half of the total mass/energy of an electron including its spin contribution, the required UEG constant is estimated. More fundamentally, the lowest stable mass of a static elementary charged particle, its associated classical radius, and the UEG constant are related to each other by a dimensionless constant, independent of any specific value of the charge or mass of the particle. This dimensionless constant is numerologically suspected to be closely related to the the fine structure constant. This finding may carry greater fundamental significance, with scope of the UEG theory covering other elementary particles in the standard model of particle physics.

Subject Areas

Electron, Fine-Structure Constant, Unified Electro-Gravity, Non Linear Free-Space Model, Elementary Particles

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