Kumar, N. ; Muthanna, M. ; Sinha, K. P. (1972) On mass quantisation of elementary particles Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section A, 75 (2). pp. 5767. ISSN 03700089

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Abstract
A semiphenomenological theory of mass quantisation is presented, wherein different elementary particles are regarded as excited positiveenergy states of a fundamental extensible object. The latter is essentially an elastic continuum which in its quiescent (classical equilibrium) state is believed to be massless and stressless. The classical Hamiltonian describing its oscillations about the equilibrium configuration is constructed by treating the massequivalent of the elastic potential energy as the inertial mass occurring in the denominator of the kinetic energy term. Quantisation of the resulting variablemass oscillator is then effected by following the procedure given by Pauli and Podolsky. The energymass eigenvalues (m _{n}) for the above Schrodingerlike equation are given by m_{n}/m_{0}=[1+(9/2)^{1/3}(λ_{0}/2)^{2/3}p_{n}^{2/3}]where λ_{0} is the Compton wavelength of the lowest (ground state) eigen mass m_{ 0}, r_{c} is the measure of the linear dimension of the object, and p_{ n} is the nth root of the Bessel function of order 1/3. In view of their infinite lifetime we treat the electron and the proton as the ground states for the two families of particles with baryon numbers zero and unity respectively. Accordingly, for the two families, m_{0 }and r_{c} are chosen to correspond to the electron and the proton. The calculated mass values show striking agreement with the observed values for the two series.
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