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Angular momentum of the physical electron

Stewart, Andrew

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The angular momentum of the physical electron, modeled as a Dirac fermion coupled to the electromagnetic field, is found to be h/2, the same as that of a bare Dirac fermion and independent of the sign and magnitude of the electric charge. The contribution of the electromagnetic field to the angular momentum is zero. PACS Nos.: 11.10.Ef, 12.20.-m, 14.60.Cd.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/55012
Source: Canadian Journal of Physics
DOI: 10.1139/P08-116

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