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Natural units. As is true for any branch of physics, particle physics is based on experiments. And these experiments look for the most elementary constituents. 1. Elementary Particle Physics 1. How Do You Produce Elementary Particles? 4. How Do You Detect Elementary Particles? 7. Units 8. References and Notes Glaser, D. A. (); Nobel Lecture, Elementary Particles and Bubble Chamber http:// soeprolrendiele.cf
Main article: Quark Isolated quarks and antiquarks have never been detected, a fact explained by confinement. Every quark carries one of three color charges of the strong interaction ; antiquarks similarly carry anticolor.
Color-charged particles interact via gluon exchange in the same way that charged particles interact via photon exchange. However, gluons are themselves color-charged, resulting in an amplification of the strong force as color-charged particles are separated. Unlike the electromagnetic force , which diminishes as charged particles separate, color-charged particles feel increasing force.
However, color-charged particles may combine to form color neutral composite particles called hadrons. A quark may pair up with an antiquark: the quark has a color and the antiquark has the corresponding anticolor.
The color and anticolor cancel out, forming a color neutral meson. Alternatively, three quarks can exist together, one quark being "red", another "blue", another "green". These three colored quarks together form a color-neutral baryon. Symmetrically, three antiquarks with the colors "antired", "antiblue" and "antigreen" can form a color-neutral antibaryon. Quarks also carry fractional electric charges , but, since they are confined within hadrons whose charges are all integral, fractional charges have never been isolated.
Evidence for the existence of quarks comes from deep inelastic scattering : firing electrons at nuclei to determine the distribution of charge within nucleons which are baryons. If the charge is uniform, the electric field around the proton should be uniform and the electron should scatter elastically.
Low-energy electrons do scatter in this way, but, above a particular energy, the protons deflect some electrons through large angles.
The recoiling electron has much less energy and a jet of particles is emitted. This inelastic scattering suggests that the charge in the proton is not uniform but split among smaller charged particles: quarks.
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Main article: Boson In the Standard Model, vector spin -1 bosons gluons , photons , and the W and Z bosons mediate forces, whereas the Higgs boson spin-0 is responsible for the intrinsic mass of particles. Bosons differ from fermions in the fact that multiple bosons can occupy the same quantum state Pauli exclusion principle. Also, bosons can be either elementary, like photons, or a combination, like mesons.
For ticles of zero rest mass-the very idea of a massless particle is nonsense in s to probe the classical mechanics-and as we shall see, photons, neutrinos, and gluons are all experimental apparently massless. A physical process, such as scattering or decay, consists of a transition and we study from one state to another. But in quantum mechanics the outcome is not uniquely ring the inter- determined by the initial conditions: all we can hope to calculate.
This indeterminacy is reflected in ing theoretical the observed behavior of particles.
For example, the charged pi meson ordinarily disintegrates into a muon plus a neutrino, but occasionally one will decay table term for into an electron plus a neutrino. It is simply a fact of nature that a given particle can four realms of go either way. Finally, the union of relativity and quantum mechanics brings certain extra dividends that neither one by itself can offer: the existence of antiparticles, a proof of the Pauli exclusion principle which in nonrelativistic quantum me- chanics is simply an ad hoc hypothesis , and the so-called TCP theorem.
I'll tell you more about these later on; my purpose in mentioning them here is to em- phasize that these are features of the mechanical system itself, not of the particular model. Short of a catastrophic revolution, they are untouchable.
As far as we can tell. This theory-or, more accurately, this collection of related theories, incorporating chanics and a quantum electrodynamics. No one pretends that the Standard Model is the final word on the subject, iction governs but at least we now have for the first time a full deck of cards to play with.
It has, moreover, an attractive aesthetic feature: nin the context in the Standard Mode1 all of the fundamental interactions derive from a single genera1 principle, the requirement of focal gauge invariance.
It seems likely that ing to do with future developments will involve extensions of the Standard Model, not its re- rom relativity, pudiation. These are important matters, and an argument can be made for integrating them into a text such as this. I encourage you to read about experimental aspects of the subject. For now.
I'll confine myself to scandalously brief answers to the two most obvious experimental questions. Electrons and protons are no problem: these are the stable constituents of ordinary matter. To produce electrons one simply heats up a piece of metal.
If one wants a beam of electrons. Such an electron gun is the starting element in a television tube or an oscilloscope or an electron accelerator Fig. To obtain protons you ionize hydrogen in other words.
Thus, a tank of hydrogen is essentially a tank of protons. For more exotic particles there are three main sources: cosmic rays, nuclear reactors, and particle accelerators. Cosm ic Ra ys The earth is constantly bombarded with high-energy particles principally protons coming from outer space.
What the source of these particles might be remains something of a mystery; at any rate.
Elementary Particle Physics
As a source of elementary particles. But they have two major disadvantages: The rate at which they strike any detector of reasonable size is very low.
So cosmic ray experiments call for patience and luck. Figure 1. By skillful arrangements of absorbers powerful IT and magnets, you can separate out of the resulting debris the particle species and used a you wish to study.
Electrons and positrons are a variety accelerated down a straight tube 2 miles long, reaching energies as high as 45 GeV. Photo actually, courtesy of SLAC. The stable particles-electrons, protons, positrons, : them to and antiprotons-can even by fed into giant storage rings in which, guided by absorbers powerful magnets, they circulate at high speed for hours at a time, to be extracted e species and used at the required moment Fig.
Photo courtesy of CERN.
It turns out that the particle gains enormously in energy if you collide two high-speed particles head-on, as opposed to firing one particle at a stationary target. Of course.
Indeed, with electrons and positrons or protons and antiprotons the same ring can be used, with the plus charges circulating in one direction and the minus charges in the other. There is another reason why particle physicists are always pushing for higher energies: In general, the higher the energy of the collision, the closer the two particles come to one another.
Symmetries in Elementary Particle Physics
So if you want to study the interaction at very short range, you need very energetic particles. At large wavelengths low mo- menta you can only hope to resolve relatively large structures: in order to ex- amine something extremely small, you need comparably short wavelengths.
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Front Matter Pages i-xix. Front Matter Pages Pages Particles and Fields. The Dirac Equation and the Dirac Field. Introductory Remarks. The Quantization of the Free Electromagnetic Field. Electromagnetic Coupling and the Perturbation Expansion.
Simple Reactions in Quantum Electrodynamics. External Fields.
Radiative Corrections. Historical Overview.Frauenfelder, H. The total decay rate is An alternative to storage rings for particle colliders is the use of colliding beams produced by linear accelerators Figure 5. For ele- mentary particle physics itself. Advertisement Hide.