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chiral partner

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Context

Fields and quanta

fields and particles in particle physics

and in the standard model of particle physics:

force field gauge bosons

scalar bosons

matter field fermions (spinors, Dirac fields)

flavors of fundamental fermions in the
standard model of particle physics:
generation of fermions1st generation2nd generation3d generation
quarks (qq)
up-typeup quark (uu)charm quark (cc)top quark (tt)
down-typedown quark (dd)strange quark (ss)bottom quark (bb)
leptons
chargedelectronmuontauon
neutralelectron neutrinomuon neutrinotau neutrino
bound states:
mesonslight mesons:
pion (udu d)
ρ-meson (udu d)
ω-meson (udu d)
f1-meson
a1-meson
strange-mesons:
ϕ-meson (ss¯s \bar s),
kaon, K*-meson (usu s, dsd s)
eta-meson (uu+dd+ssu u + d d + s s)

charmed heavy mesons:
D-meson (uc u c, dcd c, scs c)
J/ψ-meson (cc¯c \bar c)
bottom heavy mesons:
B-meson (qbq b)
ϒ-meson (bb¯b \bar b)
baryonsnucleons:
proton (uud)(u u d)
neutron (udd)(u d d)

(also: antiparticles)

effective particles

hadrons (bound states of the above quarks)

solitons

in grand unified theory

minimally extended supersymmetric standard model

superpartners

bosinos:

sfermions:

dark matter candidates

Exotica

auxiliary fields

Contents

Idea

In chiral perturbation theory/quantum hadrodynamics the chiral partner of a meson is that with the same Wigner classification except for parity: The chiral partner of a Lorentz scalar is a pseudoscalar and that of a vector representation a pseudovector representation.

References

Survey for rho-meson/a1-meson and omega-meson/f1-meson:

  • Su Houng Lee, Observing chiral partners in nuclear medium (pdf)

Specifically on the rho-meson/a1-meson chiral partner-ship:

  • Robert Pisarski, Where does the Rho Go? Chirally Symmetric Vector Mesons in the Quark-Gluon Plasma, Phys. Rev. D52 (1995) 3773-3776 (arXiv:hep-ph/9503328)

  • Stefan Leupold, Markus Wagner, Chiral Partners in a Chirally Broken World, International Journal of Modern Physics AVol. 24, No. 02n03, pp. 229-236 (2009) (arXiv:0807.2389)

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