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A Vector-Spinor Bootstrap as an Identity

Gell-Mann, M. and Zachariasen, F. (1964) A Vector-Spinor Bootstrap as an Identity. Physics Letters, 10 (1). pp. 129-130. ISSN 0031-9163. doi:10.1016/0031-9163(64)90607-9.

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It has been shown in the first non-trivial approximation that the Langrangian field theory of spin 1/2 fermions and neutral vector mesons interacting through a conserved current has the apparently miraculous property that the "elementary" spinor particle lies on a Regge trajectory. We would like to point out here that this feature of the spinor-vector field theory, if it is in fact exactly true, also has interesting implications when phrased in terms of "S-matrix theory", in which it is assumed that there are no elementary objects and that all particles are created by a "bootstrap mechanism".

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Additional Information:© 1964 Elsevier. Received 6 April 1964. Work supported in part by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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Official Citation:M. Gell-Mann, F. Zachariasen, A vector-spinor bootstrap as an identity, Physics Letters, Volume 10, Issue 1, 15 May 1964, Pages 129-130, ISSN 0031-9163, (
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