Representing particle interactions

Feynman diagrams are the standard way of showing how particles interact and morph into different types. But they don’t show internal structures – which is fair enough given that physics assumes that all particles are zero-dimensional points (0D). But cordus suggests a different structure, one where ‘particules’ (note the extra u) have an internal substructure.

We needed a way to show what happens to the internal structures when two particules meet or smash into each other.  So we created a diagrammatic method to represent the three dimensional  field structures of a particule. We call these ‘HED diagrams’.

We have given it a test-run on the electron-antielectron annihilation process, and it seems to work fine. That particular mixture of matter and antimatter is called positronium, and a neat thing about HED notation is that  it successfully predicts how the two different forms of that weird stuff behave.

The paper is easy to read, and a pdf is available for free here….. Cordus process diagrams


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