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From Quarks and Gluons To Hadrons

  • Eleftherios N. EconomouEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Physics book series (SpringerBriefs in Physics, volume 1)

Abstract

The first step towards composite structures of matter is the combinations of three quarks of total color-charge zero or the combination of a quark and an antiquark of total color-charge zero mainly through the mediation of gluons. Only protons consisting of two up quarks and one down quark are stable. Neutrons are stabilized inside non-radioactive nuclei.

Keywords

Hadrons Baryons Mesons Gluons Photons Vector bosons 

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© Eleftherios N. Economou 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Crete, FORTH IESLIraklionGreece

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