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2006 APS March Meeting

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Monday–Friday, March 13–17, 2006;
Baltimore, MD

### Session Q1: Poster Session III

1:00 PM,
Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Baltimore Convention Center
Room: Exhibit Hall, 1:00pm - 4:00pm (DPOLY session: 11:15am - 2:15pm)

Abstract ID: BAPS.2006.MAR.Q1.124

### Abstract: Q1.00124 : The Relativity of the Photon Mass

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Author:

Sergej Reissig

(EFBR)

In the standard model of the electromagnetic radiation, a
photon is
mass-less. In [1] it was showed that the puzzling question --
whether a
photon does or does not have a zero mass -- can be however
answered.
According to the new viewpoint, photons can exist in two states:
1) photons
have energy and collide neither with a medium nor with surfaces;
2) photons
collide with a medium or a surface. In the first case (1),
photons possess
latent or potential energy and are invisible. In the second case
(2), they
are visible Wirkungsquantums according to the Planck's quantum
theory. The
energy of a photon could in case (1) be determined by Planck's
equation
$E_P^1 =hf$ and in case (2) by Einstein's formula $E_P^2 =mc^2$.
By a
collision (Wirkung) between a photon and a medium or surface, an
energy
transformation takes place: the mass-less and invisible light
particle
(phantom) with latent energy, is converted into a visible
photon,
which now
possesses an impulse mass and energy. For the case that the
photons ``bomb''
a surface, which moves with a velocity $v$ into the same
direction as the
photons, a new equation for the photon mass has been derived:
$m_P
=2.2102186\cdot 10^{-42}\cdot \lambda ^{-1}\cdot \left[ {{\left(
{1-v
\mathord{\left/ {\vphantom {v c}} \right.
\kern-\nulldelimiterspace} c}
\right)} \mathord{\left/ {\vphantom {{\left( {1-v \mathord
{\left/
{\vphantom
{v c}} \right. \kern-\nulldelimiterspace} c} \right)} {\left(
{1+v
\mathord{\left/ {\vphantom {v c}} \right.
\kern-\nulldelimiterspace} c}
\right)}}} \right. \kern-\nulldelimiterspace} {\left( {1+v
\mathord{\left/
{\vphantom {v c}} \right. \kern-\nulldelimiterspace} c}
\right)}}
\right]^{0.5}$(kg) 1. \"{U}ber die Relativit\"{a}t der Masse und
Energie des
Lichtquanten, S. Rei{\ss}ig, 2005, http://www.efbr.org in
/Publikationen.

To cite this abstract, use the following reference: http://meetings.aps.org/link/BAPS.2006.MAR.Q1.124