On the Double-Slit Quantum Experiment

On the Double-Slit Quantum Experiment

By Frederick E. Von Burg, Sr., 713 Park Ave., Woodbury, NY 11797 Summary:

This article shows how the Large Hadron  Collider’s billion dollar discovery, the Higgs boson, has a home in the photon, a fact first hinted at in 1905 by Einstein’s Relativity, when he noted that light rays are bent by the stars around which they pass.  The conclusion is verified by Quantum Mechanics’ basic experiment, the Double-slit Experiment, with the simplicity so often extolled by Albert Einstein.  We are not only on the verge of a new understanding of light, but on what lies beyond.

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This experiment can be simplified (as Einstein said, the laws of Nature are basically simple) by examining the particle which was discovered at the Large Hadron Collider in 2012, at a cost of billions (US Dollars), with the help of about a thousand scientists – the Higgs boson.  This minute particle is said to give mass to material objects, including electrons, and as we shall theorize, photons of light.

Let us make a theoretical assumption: Some photons of light, but not all, carry the Higgs boson.  The photons of light, which move in straight lines, end up bouncing off all the objects in our environment, bringing to mind a type of Brownian movement.  The sum of this is that light (photons), when tapped in quanta, or intervals, can act like a wave.

When these photons are streaked through the two cardboard slits in the Double-Slit Quantum Experiment, they emerge from the slits in a fan-shaped spread, allegedly bunching with one another, resulting in what turns out, on the photo-sensitive target, to be a grid-shaped pattern.

Let me explain this grid shape in a different way.  The two slits eliminate all beans of photons not directed toward the target, and this includes those photons which carry the only thing that can make them real or weighty, a Higgs boson.  Because they are thus part mass, they will push over similar photons from the other slit, causing the beams to bunch, forming a grid pattern.  No beam will assimilate another beam of photons, according to the Pauli effect (see illustration).

Now, when the filters, or photon counters are installed in each of the two slits, an unforeseen (and unpredictable) consequence is the elimination of the boson bearing photons.  This eliminates the spreading effect of these photons (they no longer push each other over), leaving just the virtual or non-boson-bearing photons, which have no need of pushing over other beams and thus they give us now just two bars on the photo-sensitive plate.

There are now just two straight bars on the photo-sensitive plate, where formerly there was a grid.

Obviously, the photon counters have eliminated not only the wave and as I believe some of the photons, and destroyed the grid or wave effect, seen on the right of the illustration below:

Photons or particles of matter (like electrons) produce a grid pattern when two slits are used[1]

Now, have they polarized (as with polaroid sunglasses) the light passing through, or have they otherwise eliminated some of those light photons?  Let us assume, using our theoretical assumption, that either the Higgs boson bearing photons or the boson-absent photons have been eliminated, cancelling the wave and its accompanying grid on the target.  The grid on the target sheet is gone because there is now only one kind of photon passing through the slits; the Higgs boson-bearing photons have been eliminated by the photon counting devices and the exclusion principle [2] does not work on the remaining Higgs boson-absent photons because they have no mass (I would call them virtual photons, though that term has already been appropriated).

The Pauli exclusion principle is the quantum mechanical principle which states that two or more identical atomic particles cannot occupy the same quantum state within a quantum system simultaneously.  The beams were crowded together, fanning out as they did from two slits and overlapping, but now that the boson-bearing photons are gone, the remaining “virtual” photons do not fan out in a wave effect, since they easily overlap.

 These remaining photons now pursue their particulate straight paths, presenting no wave action, no grid.  (Once again, the exclusion principle only works on particles that have mass.)

Now all light photons are listed as having 0 mass “at rest.”  But the light photon is never at rest, calling into doubt the “at rest” measurement.  That at least some of the photons have mass is proved by Einstein’s observation that the light passing some of the stars or planets is bent in its path by the gravity of the stars and other objects in the way.  This could not happen if the light did not have mass.

There is another theory that the mass of an object increases as it approaches the speed of light.  Either this increase is infinitesimal or there is a cutoff point.  Since we maintain that light reaches the Earth after years of travel with an intact Higgs boson, the increase must be infinitesimal, barring a cutoff point.

 What does this mean?  There are those who maintain that a particle having mass cannot go beyond the speed of light.  This presents no problem here.  We are aware, however, of entangled electrons that somehow communicate faster than the speed of light.  Light, then cannot be the ultimate speed.

In summation, the grid pattern on the screen in the Doublr-Slit Quantum Experiment with Light is caused by the exclusion principle on photons which bear the Higgs boson.  The balance of the photons, which resemble virtual photons, and which I estimate to be about 50% of the total light photons, do not, have any mass particles in them and therefore do not undergo the exclusion effect.  The collapse of the wave effect is due, therefore, to the elimination of the Higgs boson-bearing photons, solving a Quantum mystery of more than a century.


[1] Double-slit experiment– https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-slit_experiment

[2] Pauli Exclusion Principle– https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=exclusion+principle

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