OCKHAM

We did not know what to call this section, however it is probably the most important section for the reader.

Should it be "PARADIGM" or "OCKHAM" or "AWAKENING" or ???

“Jerry and Rondo are trained physicists that have taught, worked with and used the concepts of physics for 40+ years each, and both had studied the nucleus off and on for most of those 40 years.”

During one of our discussions WE HAD AN AWAKENING.
And in a moment everything we had been taught and believed about the nucleus changed and changed substantially.

Shift a paradigm
To understand what we saw, you will also need to shift a paradigm or two, and when you do, you will agree that it is worth it. Things that were nebulas and unknown about the nucleus will become obvious. The elation of discovery, for us, was almost over whelming. We expect it will also be for you.

What did we see?
    What paradigms did we change?

To start, there are two fundamental changes that at first do not seem that radical or powerful, but they determine everything about this model of the nucleus.

First, if you have a nucleon composed of three quarks what is its shape? NOT ROUND, but a triangular form encompasses those three quarks and that triangular configuration will be the thickness of a single quark.

Three quarks form a triangular particle

Second, the electric charges and magnetic fields of the quarks as well as the strong force will control how protons and neutrons attach to each other!

    Deuterium bound by color force
           with the quarks'
      electrical charges lined up

And what is the result?
    The triangular form of the nucleons and alignment of electric charge during bonding of nucleons results in a hexagonal lattice structure.

  • A by-product of the hexagonal lattice is that protons always bond with neutrons. Thus, protons never bond with protons, and neutrons never bond with neutrons.
  • Positional variations of nucleons in the hexagonal lattice structure mimics different energy levels of a shell structure, while the lattice also maintains the density characteristics of the liquid drop model.

The more nuclei we have built models for, the more it became apparent just how powerful this model is. All the questions that had accumulated over the years were being answered. The simplicity is almost magic. Our only hope is that we can explain this model so you can also understand the model.

Our best advice is purchase a few ZOME or other model pieces and test this model for yourself.

        ZOME model of the carbon12 nucleus
showing the nuclear hexagonal structure.

The most amazing thing about this model is it explains all those things about the nucleus that in the past have been swept under the rug.

And yet, this nuclear model is simple and understandable.

And that is

OCKHAM’S RAZOR!

“All other things being equal, the simplest solution is the correct solution.“