Foundations of Physics

, Volume 11, Issue 11–12, pp 949–966 | Cite as

Quantum radiation theory in a diffusion model version

  • Leon Bess


Using the diffusion model associated by the author with the wave equations, a part of current quantum radiation theory is reformulated so that the characteristic divergences in the associated calculations no longer arise. The reformulation does this by stipulating, on purely physical grounds, that a transition involving a “virtual” quantum must include a high frequency “cutoff” factor in its interaction Hamiltonian. For a transition involving a “real” quantum, the stipulation is that the “cutoff” factor is not to be included.


Radiation Wave Equation Diffusion Model Model Version Characteristic Divergence 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leon Bess
    • 1
  1. 1.Highland Park

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