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The San Francisco Tesla Society

presents a free presentation

by Eric Reiter

The Alpha Particle
Isn't a  Particle
Experimental Refutation of the Quantum Mechanical Model

Sunday, January 8, 2006
1 - 5 p.m. at

Round Table Pizza
Banquet Room on 2nd Floor
5160 Geary Blvd. (at 16th Ave.)
San Francisco, California

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(Schrödinger's Psi slays the particle)

Commentary by Eric Reiter

The alpha particle isn't a particle.  It splits like a wave.   This is a public challenge to the entire physical science community. They teach that our fundamental particles, protons, etc, hold themselves together while traversing space.  It is well known that these particles also act like waves.  This is the wave-particle duality paradox.  A classical wave cannot act like a particle and vice-versa.  However, accepted interpretation of our experiments describe particles guided by a mysterious probability wave.  My current experiments show that a split alpha (helium nucleus) wave function can trigger two or more detection events.  I get two-for-one far beyond chance. 

I split the alpha several ways. One way uses 5.5 Mev alpha from spontaneous decay incident on a gold foil beam splitter, and uses two high resolution detectors in coincidence.  By QM, a particle should go one way or another at a beam splitter.  There is not enough kinetic energy to split the alpha as a particle into two halves.  This violates the probability/particle model of Quantum Mechanics.   It does not violate energy conservation, just energy quantization and the concept of the particle.  The explanation is the pre-loaded state, also known as the accumulation hypothesis of Planck, Sommerfeld, and Debye.  When early researchers diffracted electrons and helium it was obvious that the model of QM was weird, but no one had an experimental way to force an alternative.  I am the first to show that the probability-wave model breaks down in a beam-splitter experiment.

In my previous Tesla Society appearance, I demonstrated violation of energy conservation of the photon.  I also derived the photoelectric effect with waves linking the wavelength eq. to the Balmer equation.  Einstein's 1905 photoelectric effect eq, surmised from a simple non-original particle-model guess, initiated the worlds most profound paradox.  I destroyed QM years ago.  I will outline the history of this beam splitter experiment, show my experimental data and have fun showing how to transcend the paradox.  Don't miss this extraordinary event.

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