What happens when an electron falls into the nucleus (for higher elements)?

The electron’s intrinsic property is to be in motion – the electron has the intrinsic linear momentum. We now have the electron within an atom. Because the Coulomb force acting at the right angle causes the electron to move in a different direction, the electron will turn around a nucleus.

In this case, the electron cannot be absorbed into a nucleus because the Coulomb force there is constant. This force maintains the radius of an orbit. However, the linear momentum direction does not point towards a nucleus. Nature says so.

The reaction electron + proton = neutron is not allowed by nature. The natural process works in the opposite direction: the neutron decays into the electron and proton (+ neutrino, photons). Since entropy can’t be returned, this is a one-way process.

There are certain circumstances in the universe that could overcome this natural process. Let’s not forget the sun. You can have nuclear reactions such as a proton plus another proton, and so forth. The force that binds them together is gravitation and the extreme pressure placed on hydrogen atoms. The Coulomb Law’s mathematical logic states that electrons are pushed into protons to create neutrons. It isn’t true. The atoms are separated and formed a plasma of protons, and a cloud of electrons. The nuclear fusion is caused by the plasma being under more pressure.

If electrons had pushed in protons then there would have been a plasma of neutrons in the core. The neutrons were also entering this fusion. The electron doesn’t react with a proton.

They live in extreme conditions, such as those found in the cores of larger stars than Sun. As such, when they die, they are still not atoms, but nuclei. Their density means that they are neutron stars. Therefore, it is believed they are neutrons at a ‘plasmatic’ status. We may be able to accept that an electron falls into a nucleus, and create a neutron exactly at the neutron stars. The speeds of neutron stars’ surfaces are close to the intrinsic speed for the electron. This should also be considered when considering why atomic matter isn’t there.

The conclusion is that we shouldn’t wait for the electron to fall in a nucleus. This is contrary to nature. It would occur abnormally and it will decay immediately back to the proton or electron. This is not because of spontaneous neutron decay but because there is no neutrino. The mathematical approach, which uses the Coulomb Law to bring the electron to the proton then to bind them, does not work in physics (nature). The Coulomb Law is valid only for charged macro objects. It should be the same for quantum levels where there are particles that carry the quanta of electric power. The ‘evolution’ is the process where new subatomic particles are created as the proton or neutron from the neutron. This complex process is initiated by the Coulomb Law and then other physical laws apply there.

If beta rays are to strike a nucleus and the electron interacts, it will do so through either an elastic or inelastic collision. Elastic collisions are the most popular interactions. This is when an electron interacts with few subatomic particles and becomes a satellite nucleus. This is how an atom can become an ion (anion).


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here