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5 quark baryon created

  1. Jul 1, 2003 #1
    From the American Institute of Physics update. Very interesting.
     
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  3. Jul 18, 2003 #2
    Arn't baryons supposed to be made of 3 quarks?
     
  4. Jul 18, 2003 #3

    jcsd

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    Yes, Brad it can't be a Baryon if it's got 5 quarks, cos Baryon's are made out of three quarks. The name it's been given is a pentaquark.
     
  5. Jul 18, 2003 #4
    I think I'll take the word of a person working on the experiment
     
  6. Jul 18, 2003 #5

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    I'm a bit new to this subject; so forgive my ignorance if I'm asking a stupid question..

    Would a pentaquark, along with baryons and mesons, be classified in the hadron family?
     
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