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scalar meson

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Context

Fields and quanta

field (physics)

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

hadron (bound states of the above quarks)

solitons

minimally extended supersymmetric standard model

superpartners

bosinos:

sfermions:

dark matter candidates

Exotica

auxiliary fields

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Idea

A type of meson which (in Wigner classification) is a Lorentz group scalar or pseudoscalar is called a (pseudo-)scalar meson, for short. This is in contrast to (pseudo-)vector mesons, which instead are (pseudo-)vector representations

Examples

Examples of pseudo-scalar mesons:

Examples of scalar mesons:

References

(See also the references at meson.)

  • Eef van Beveren, George Rupp, Scalar mesons as simple quark+antiquark states, AIP Conf. Proc. 508 (1999) 310-317, Hadron Physics, Sept. 1999, Coimbra, Portugal (arXiv:hep-ph/9912332)

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