Neutral pions

by dEdt
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Feb18-13, 09:08 PM
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So apparently a neutral pion is a superposition of [itex]u\bar{u}[/itex] and [itex]d\bar{d}[/itex]. I'm having trouble understanding what this means. I have no problem understanding how the decay products of some scattering experiment could be a superposition of these two states, but how can we treat this superposition as a single particle? And how would you draw the feynman diagram for some process involving a neutral pion?
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The neutral pions are decay products from scattering.
There are plenty of examples online of Feynman diagrams involving pions.
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Feb19-13, 06:37 AM
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the decay of neutral pions into two photons happens through the anomaly in divergence of axial vector current.the decay has a triangle diagram.
it is available freely here.

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