TY - JOUR

T1 - Elementary particles as higher-dimensional tachyons

AU - Davidson, Aharon

AU - Owen, David A.

PY - 1986/9/4

Y1 - 1986/9/4

N2 - Elementary particles are described as higher-dimensional tachyonic modes. Their electromagnetic inertial mass would not match the gravitational mass unless their scalar hypercharge vanishes. The corresponding unified geometry surrounding an elementary electric monopole is extracted. Remarkably, the ingoing five-dimensional geodetic lines, associated with like-sign charged test particles, cannot classically penetrate the finite three-dimensional spherical core on which the extra-dimensional circle shrinks to a point.

AB - Elementary particles are described as higher-dimensional tachyonic modes. Their electromagnetic inertial mass would not match the gravitational mass unless their scalar hypercharge vanishes. The corresponding unified geometry surrounding an elementary electric monopole is extracted. Remarkably, the ingoing five-dimensional geodetic lines, associated with like-sign charged test particles, cannot classically penetrate the finite three-dimensional spherical core on which the extra-dimensional circle shrinks to a point.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0002876680&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/0370-2693(86)90018-3

DO - 10.1016/0370-2693(86)90018-3

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0002876680

SN - 0370-2693

VL - 177

SP - 77

EP - 81

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

IS - 1

ER -