Questions tagged [quantum-chromodynamics]

Quantum-ChromoDynamics (QCD) is the quantum field theory believed to describe the strong nuclear force.

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Is it possible to calculate neutron half-life theoretically?

Is it possible to calculate neutron half-life theoretically? For example, from lattice QCD or something?
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Is a quark‘s constituent mass affected by the chiral limit?

The up- and down quark’s constituent mass is usually taken to be around $300\,\text{MeV}\approx \tfrac{1}{3} m_\text{proton}$. Is this quantity affected by the chiral limit, where we let the quarks’ ...
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What does QCD look like in higher dimensions?

It was pointed out as a comment on my question on atomic physics in higher dimensions that that question implicitly rests on an assumption that QCD, and thus the structure of atomic nuclei, is pretty ...
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Do gluons have properties other than color charge that distinguish them from each other?

Gluons in quantum chromodynamics (QCD) come in eight color charge varieties. But, it has never been clear to me if they differ from each other in other respects the way that, for example, photons do. ...
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Is this a photograph of Surface Plasmon Resonance?

Does this photograph depict surface plasmon resonance? PHOTO 1 - Ellipsometric style photograph produces blue-green and purple resonance waves from nanogold-like tubule. PHOTO 1 was cropped from ...
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About the mass of the particles

Studying Higgs mechanism in EW theory and QCD I have a couple of questions that I would like to clarify: 1) The quark mass term in QCD Lagrangian should come from Higgs mechanism in EW sector of SM. ...
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Comparison between $\rho^0$ and $J/\psi$ decay mode

Why must a hadronic decay of the $J/\psi$ meson include (at least) three gluons? Why is the decay mediated by a single gluon allowed for the $\rho^0$ meson?
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LHC Constraints on Quark Preon 2018

What is the most updated March 2018 Constraints on quarks preon (subquarks) detection? What reference or source to look for the latest summary about exclusions of it?
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Pion Decay and Fractional electric Charge disappeared, why?

Since the charged pions decay into two particles, a muon and a muon neutrino Fractional electric Charge disappeared, why? The decay proceeds by the weak interaction $W^{+}$ and can be visualized in ...

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