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Bootstrap theory of quarks

Authors
Journal
Nuclear Physics B
0550-3213
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
151
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(79)90438-3
Disciplines
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Abstract

Abstract Combinatorial topology reveals particle quark structure to be a consequence of S-matrix causality and unitarity. The two “basic quarks” correspond to symmetrical and unsymmetrical triangles; out of these, particle faces are built belonging both to hadrons and to weakly interacting particles. Hadron quarks must themselves be built from at least three basic quarks and carry topological quantum numbers that include baryon number, four primary flavours with exact up-down symmetry and three colours. There is an infinite number of secondary flavours with successively higher thresholds, a guess for the multiplicity of the next flavour group being 32.

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