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Quantum Chromodynamics

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This chapter is devoted to making the reader familiar with the ideas underlying the QCD and its formalism. We briefly discuss the advent of the color quantum number, which is a unique feature and centerpiece of strong interactions. In what follows, QCD is presented formally as a quantum field theory, where we discuss its energy scale-dependent characteristics and how it is related to the formation of hadrons. Finally, by following the early experimental developments, we give a historical account of the evidence for the hadron structure and sketch the simple formalism that is commonly used to study it in a theoretical approach.


  • Color charge
  • Quantum field theory
  • Strong coupling constant
  • Confinement
  • Hadron structure

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Can, K.U. (2018). Quantum Chromodynamics. In: Electromagnetic Form Factors of Charmed Baryons in Lattice QCD . Springer Theses. Springer, Singapore.

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