I keep reading the same phrase about the very short life time of the top quark:
Because the t-quark decays on a shorter than the characteristic QCD interaction-time it cannot hadronize. Therefore it give to possibility to be seen as a bare quark.
I cannot find any more information beyond this simple phrase. There are however a few things that I would like to seen cleared out (sorry for the naive questions) :
- The first question is simple: I don't understand why this offers to opportunity to see a bare quark, since this quark decays that fast it must be very difficult te see it...
- A bare quark?? I thought this was ruled to see colorful particles?