Holey Thoughts for the Festive Season

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Holey Thoughts for the Festive Season

Postby Pivot on December 17th, 2019, 2:57 am 

The electron is variously represented as a spherical monopole charge for explaining electric currents; as a point-form monopole charge for mathematical modelling (i.e. the wave equations); and as a particle-wave form for explaining the interference patterns of the 2-slit experiment.

When it comes to explaining the formation of an electric current within semiconductors, the use of electron movement alone is insufficient, and the concept of positive holes needs to be introduced. However, as we found out in an earlier discussion stream titled ‘Problems with Photoelectric Cell Theory’ (http://www.sciencechatforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=35612), this approach is problematic because the electrons end up moving through the diode in a reverse-bias direction: the very direction in which they should not be able to move.

So we have a holey trinity comprising of the 3 commonly used forms of the electron and the much needed but problematic positive holes. The holey trinity can be extended (holey ghosted?) by the addition of the vortex ring (or toroidal) representation of an electron (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toroidal_ring_model). To keep in the religious theme of the festive season, the toroid could possibly represent the halo of the archangel Gabriel.

The problem is that the holey trinity electron models leads to a different view of atomic structure to that of the electron model of the archangel Gabriel, as shown in the attached bubble diagram.

The main differences between the two approaches are summarized in the amusing 5-page pdf downloadable as: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_F1qtw4Q5gDoooQ3Wsj6w5aKTSH2KYbI.
It will provide you with some light reading over the festive season. In essence it suports the view that the orbital nuclear atomic model needs 3 definitions of the electron and possibly aspects of the torus model to explain experimental observations, but the torus model can explain many such observations in its own right.
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