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About bare quarks being observed

  1. Sep 28, 2015 #1


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    Because of the enormous mass of top quarks, they decay before hadronizing. But this doesn't explain why the top quarks are only quarks can be observed as bare quarks. If you look into any unhadronized quark in the time interval in the order of 10^-25 seconds, you must be able to observe it as a bare quark before it hadronizes, isn't that so? If not, why?
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  3. Sep 28, 2015 #2


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    How do you do that?

    A decay is a great tool to observe it, but that is available for the top only.
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