Stephen. R. Holland
|"Quantum mechanics implies that the
whole of space is filled with pairs of 'virtual'
particles and antiparticles that are constantly
materializing in pairs, separating, and then
coming together again and annihilating each
other. These particles are called virtual
because, unlike 'real' particles, they cannot
be observed directly with a particle detector.
Their indirect effects can nonetheless be
measured, and their existence has been confirmed
by a small shift (The 'Lamb Shift') they
produce in the spectrum of light from excited
--- Stephen Hawking 1977
Bonding of virtual pairs may explain "real"
particle components and decay
I worked out a simple bookkeeping system showing that all decay modes of all particles differ in only virtual pairs (mass) and neutrino pairs (bonding angular momentum). It describes the possible list of components and decay modes for all the "elementary" particles.
Muons as the simplest bonding combination are very important to study.A muon may be just an electron bonded to a virtual pair, hence a "massive electron." Picture at left shows the muon components and how they can produce all the observed decay modes. I suggest Higgs Bosons are actually Virtual Pairs.