A Quantum Field Theory Toy-Model for Magnetic Epigenetic


We consider the effects that a magnetic field has on the observable properties of an elementary one-fermion state, assumed for simplicity to be that of one electron. We show that for a weak intensity of the field these effects can be very simply computed in a quantum field theory theoretical framework, assuming the minimal form of the electromagnetic interaction and the validity of the Dirac equation. The effects proceed via preliminary, magnetic field induced, modification of the four components of the spinor field. These generate consequent modifications of the various observable properties of the fermion, which can always be simply expressed in terms of the four spinor field components. A few general features of the various effects are discussed, and a number of possible analogies with the fascinating medical description of the epigenetic process for an organic cell are finally proposed.

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F. Burigana, E. Spallucci and C. Verzegnassi, "A Quantum Field Theory Toy-Model for Magnetic Epigenetic," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 4 No. 8, 2013, pp. 1133-1138. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2013.48152.

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