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Hadronization in a collider

Say, in a collision, do the quarks need to first hadronize to pions? Or is there a probability that they can hadronize directly to heavier particles like the charm quarks.(quark-anti-quark pair) The ...
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Is it entirely impossible for the top quark to hadronize?

I know that under normal circumstances the top quark does not have the time to hadronize. Under what conditions would it be possible to hadronize? Obviously adding more energy to the top (if that was ...
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“Unaccounted for” vertices in certain Feynman diagrams?

I'm looking to understand where certain "unexplained" vertices in some Feynman diagrams come from, in a physical sense. For example, in the top figure (Aaij et al. 2015), in diagram (b), there is an "...
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$e^+e^-\to q\bar{q}$: Reconstructing $q\bar{q}$ energy and momentum

Question In a real collider experiment e.g. LHC / LEP how can one reconstruct the energy and momentum of the resultant $q\bar{q}$ pair produced from the process $e^+e^-\to q\bar{q}$? Specifically, ...
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fate of a hadron in a big rip

As I understand it, if you try to "pull apart" a hadron with sufficient force, you just make more hadrons. Would the same thing happen in a Big Rip? (this answer suggests it would, as long as the ...
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Reference on stages of heavy ion collisions in particle physics

Is there any reference (book/review article etc.) where the physics of heavy ion collisions is overviewed? To be absolutely clear about things, I am looking for a introductory review which covers ...
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Very short decay: A bare quark?

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. ...
I would to know if there is a correlation between isospin and energy. Consider for example the $\eta$ meson ($I =0$) and the pions($I=1$). The $\eta$ turns out to be much heavier then the pions (\$m_\...