Date of Completion

Winter 12-1-2019

Thesis Advisor(s)

Peter Schweitzer

Honors Major

Physics

Disciplines

Elementary Particles and Fields and String Theory | Nuclear | Physics

Abstract

An exactly solvable classical field theoretical model of a stable particle of finite size is studied. The model consists of a "swarm" of matter particles bound by an interplay of three static fields: one electromagnetic field, a massive scalar field, and a massive vector field. The internal forces due to the three fields balance each other to form a stable particle. The model parameters can be chosen such that the described particle has the mass and radius of a proton. The model qualitatively reproduces the pressure distribution inside a proton in agreement with recent experimental findings.

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