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Is the photon an elementary particle?

Blankenbecler, R. and Cook, L. F. and Goldberger, M. L. (1962) Is the photon an elementary particle? Physical Review Letters, 8 (11). pp. 463-465. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.8.463.

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The idea that all strongly interacting particles are nonelementary in the technical sense of not being associated with quantized wave fields is a very attractive one. The possibility of associating such particles with trajectories of so-called Regge poles of the S matrix regarded as an analytic function of a complex angular momentum has been widely discussed.(1-4) Unfortunately, it has not yet been possible to establish theoretically any of the "desired" properties of Regge trajectories in a relativistic theory.

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Additional Information:© 1962 by The American Physical Society. Received 30 April 1962. Work supported in part by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
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