A New Preonic Model for the Composition of All Known Matter and Energy
by John SkieSwanne
I am one of those who firmly believe there exists something smaller than quarks, leptons and even gauge bosons. That preons do exist. I reviewed many
preonic models, but none of them satisfied my investigations, as they rendered the Standard Model even more busier. Like Reductionism, I think it is
necessary to assume that there should be less preon types than quarks (for the laymen: there should be less types of bricks than the types of walls
which these bricks build - it's useless to have hundred of brick shapes if you just need the rectangular ones to built a standard wall).
After years of investigations I finally came up with a preonic model of my own, which (at least partially) unifies gauge bosons with leptons and
quarks. This model involves only 2 types of preons. I came to call these "a" preons and "b" preons.
My model is remarkable on the fact that it predicts exactly how energy particles can be converted into matter (which reminds me loosely of those
sci-fi materializers). And it is remarkable on the fact that it sheds a bit of a controversial light on the W bosons.
I suggest that all currently known particles, including quanta, are made of smaller components, preons. More specifically, of 6 preons. A stable
particle may not have more, nor less, than 6 preons. Preons come in two flavours. The "a" preon has an electric charge of +1/6. The "b" preon has
an electric charge of -1/6. Each particle has an antiparticle whose sequence is the exact opposite - a bit like the negative of an image.
Up quarks are made of 5 "a" preons and 1 "b" preon. Up antiquarks are made of the exact opposite: 1 "a" preons and 5 "b" preons.
Down quarks are made of 2 "a" preons and 4 "b" preons. Their antiparticles are made of the exact opposite: 4 "a" preons and 2 "b" preons.
Electrons are made of "b" preons exclusively, giving them a charge of -6/6 (-1). Positrons are made of the exact opposite: 6 "a" preons, giving
them a charge of +6/6 (+1).
And neutrinos are made of equal quantities of "a" and "b" preons.
Gauge bosons are also made of equal quantities of "a" and "b" preons:
(the observed mass difference between neutrinos and gauge bosons may perhaps reside in the sequence of the preons inside the particles, for instance
"abaabb" instead of "aaabbb")
Bearing that in mind, explaining particles decay is quite simpler and elegant.
Let's first explore electron/positron annihilation. According to the preonic model, this event actually occurs when the electron gives 3 "b" preons
to the positron, and the positron gives 3 "a" preons to the electron. The result is in agreement with experimentation, which is the conversion into
two gauge bosons (here photons).
And let's explore the proton decay by electron capture. Again, nothing more than an exchange of preons. The capture of the electron causes the up
quark in a proton to give 3 "a" preons to the electron, which gives in return 3 of its "b" preon. The result is the conversion of the up quark to
a down quark, and the conversion of the electron into an electron neutrino:
So, so far everything agrees with the preonic model. Now when it comes to the neutron's natural decay, things get really interesting. My suggestion
implies that the environment's level of energy (carried by gauge bosons) actually triggers the neutron's decay. Meaning, it makes the interesting
prediction that in total darkness, in total isolation from any other forces, and at 0 degrees K, neutrons could actually live longer than one quarter
of an hour.
Mainstream explanation for the neutron's beta decay involves a virtual particle, known as the W- boson. According to mainstream, the neutron is
stable for 885.7 seconds. Then, the transforming down quark emits a W- boson as it changes to an up quark. Then, very shortly after (about 3x10-25
second), this W- boson splits into two new particles: an electron and an antineutrino.
A diagram to show what is believed to happen:
A common question which physicist often have to answer is why particles seem to multiply and even gain mass as the beta decay occurs. First, the down
gives birth to the super-massive W- boson. Then the W- boson decays into yet another pair of particles.
But my preonic model implies that no intermediate W- bosons are needed for the neutron to decay into a proton, an electron and an antineutrino. The
shuffling of preons and the presence of a background energy quanta (Thermal? Quantum jitter? or maybe even graviton?) already account for these
Here we see a background gauge boson (here a thermal radiation quanta) giving 3 "a" preon to the down quark, which forces the other gauge boson to
yield its 3 "b" preons to the first boson, and finally the down quark give 3 "b" preons to the second gauge boson. Once this shuffling is done,
the result is a down quark, an antineutrino and an electron.
This suspected interaction with environmental energy is confirmed by the proton's decay. As you well know, protons live almost forever, except in
high-energy background. For instance, in nucleons. This is predicted by my model. In an low-energy environment, the proton doesn't have enough
"partners" with which exchange preons. But in higher energy environments, the energy itself actually helps the proton to decay into a neutron, a
positron and a neutrino (called the inverse beta decay):
In such conditions, a gauge boson (here assumed to be a gluon, since nucleon's binding energy is provided by only one known force, the Strong
interaction force) gives 1 "a" preon to the up quark. The other gives 1 "a" preon to the first gauge boson. The up quark, like any particles,
can't have more or less than 6 preon, so it gives up its lone "b" preon to the second gauge boson. This quick shuffling solves the mystery.
I know further refining is needed for the theory to be more accurate. It's really just a rough idea, far from being perfect. For instance, I didn't
came up with something to predict the transformations of mass yet, just of the electric charges. So I still miss a great deal of prediction accuracy.
For instance, my model incorrectly predicts that charged pion decay will result in first-generation leptons emission, when in truth it results in
second-generation leptons emission. I would in fact greatly appreciate any suggestions or insights as to how to solve this mystery. I feel hopeful
that QCD will have the capacity to provide the missing link. Please bear in mind I am not a physicist though, physics is just a hobby, so I would
plead you to go with the laymen terms (well, in the limit of the possible, of course) please.
So, this is it. From common antimatter annihilation to rare proton decay, one can still predict these transformations by classifying all matter and
energy as particles each made of 6 preons, which come in only 2 kinds. A bit like DNA, it's the sequence ("aabbbb" for down quark, "bbbbbb" for
electron, etc.) that mostly determines what the particle's identity will be.
This pretty much concludes my short suggestion regarding preonic composition of known matter and energy particles.
Food for thoughts.
At Time's End,