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The Neutrino Theory of Light

Naturevolume 140page113 (1937) | Download Citation



SOME time ago I directed attention1 to some serious difficulties connected with the neutrino theory of light as developed by Jordan and Kronig, namely, (1) the contradiction with the superposition principle especially in the three-dimensional case, and (2) the impossibility of expressing the Bose amplitudes b (v) in terms of Fermi amplitudes γ(v). This criticism has met with objections2,3. It has been pointed out that in Jordan' theory the introduction of neutrino-holes is essential and that operators satisfying the Bose commutation rules can be constructed if Dirac's theory of holes is used.

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  1. 1

    Fock, V., O.R. (Doklady). Acad. Sci. U.R.S.S., 4(13), No. 5 (109), 229 (1936) ; NATURE, 138, 1011 (1936).

  2. 2

    Stueckelberg, E., NATURE, 139, 198 (1937).

  3. 3

    Nath, Nagendra, NATURE, 139, 331 (1937).

  4. 4

    cf. Sokolow, A., NATURE, 139, 1071 (1937), where a similar formula is given.

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