Few-Body Systems

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 79–106

Equilibrium Configurations of Tripolar Charges


DOI: 10.1007/s00601-004-0070-2

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Yershov, V. Few-Body Systems (2005) 37: 79. doi:10.1007/s00601-004-0070-2


It is shown that an ensemble of particles with tripolar (colour) charges will necessarily cohere in a hierarchy of structures, from simple clusters and strings to complex aggregates and cyclic molecule-like structures. The basic combinatoric rule remains essentially the same on different levels of the hierarchy, thus leading to a pattern of resemblance between different levels. The number of primitive charges in each structure is determined by the symmetry of the combined effective potential of this structure. The outlined scheme can serve as a framework for building a model of composite fundamental fermions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College LondonMaryUnited Kingdom