Are Chronons the Elementary Particles in space and Time?

Abstract

In the search for a physical theory of time, I proposed that chronons are elementary particles of time (Hsu, 1992); natural phenomena which seem to be spontaneous changes are interpreted in terms of chronon-captures. Natural radioactivity is considered the result of chronon-bombardment; the chronon-capture by uranium-238, for example, causes its dacay into thorium-234 and alpha particle. Catalysis in chemistry is explained by assuming a larger cross-section for chronon-capture by a catalyst. Life is defined as the acquisition by a cell the ability to capture chronos, and death is defined as the acquisition by a cell the ability to capture chronos, and death is the loss of that ability. Since then, I have developed the idea that chronon can be a quantum ability. Since then, I have developed the idea that chronon can be a quantum action or quanton Levy-Leblond and Balibar, 1990), an energy/time product. Such a chronon/quanton could be the elementary particle in space and time.

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