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Baryon

Baryon

Triplet Attraction



Baryon is a CLASS

Structure:

Quark
Quark
Quark

Characteristics:

Baryons are (three quark objects).

Hadrons (the collective name for particles that contain quarks).

Quarks and antiquarks are always bound in groups of three in baryons (e.g. protons and neutrons) or antibaryons (e.g. antiprotons and antineutrons)

Any particle made of quarks and gluons, i.e. a meson or a baryon. All such particles have no strong charge (i.e. are strong charge neutral objects) but participate in residual strong interactions due to the strong charges of their constituents.

Baryons are Fermions (repelent/radiant).
(What is the difference between a baryon and a fermion?)

Baryon: Three quark combinations are called baryons. Protons and neutrons are baryons.

Baryon: Any hadron that contains one proton in its final set of decay products.

Baryons are massive particles which are made up of three quarks in the standard model. This class of particles includes the proton and neutron. Other baryons are the lambda, sigma, xi, and omega particles. Baryons are distinct from mesons in that mesons are composed of only two quarks. Baryons and mesons are included in the overall class known as hadrons, the particles which interact by the strong force. Baryons are fermions, while the mesons are bosons. Besides charge and spin (1/2 for the baryons), two other quantum numbers are assigned to these particles: baryon number (B=1) and strangeness (S), which in the chart can be seen to be equal to -1 times the number of strange quarks included.

The conservation of baryon number is an important rule for interactions and decays of baryons. No known interactions violate conservation of baryon number.

Hadrons containing the heavier quarks, s, c, and b have also been observed. These particles, however, have very short lifetimes and are being produced under "natural" conditions mostly in reactions of cosmic rays with nuclei in the terrestrial atmosphere.

See Also

Etheric Elements
Particles and Corpuscles
Subdivision
Table of Quantum Particles


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