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A symmetric theory of electrons and positrons

  • Ettore Majorana
  • Luciano Maiani

Summary

It is shown that it is possible to achieve complete formal symmetrization in the electron and proton quantum theory by means of a new quantization process. The meaning of Dirac equations is somewhat modified and there is no longer any reason to speak of negative-energy states nor to assume, for any other types of particles, especially neutral ones, the existence of antiparticles, corresponding to the “holes” of negative energy.

Keywords

Variational Principle Dirac Equation Scientific Paper Neutral Particle Symmetric Theory 
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© Società Italiana di Fisica 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ettore Majorana
  • Luciano Maiani
    • 1
  1. 1.Università di Roma “La Sapienza”Roma

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