Antiparticles: only distinct propery is C(Q)?

In summary: When combined, they form a meson with a charge of 1. So while the individual quarks may have fractional charges, the combination of them in a meson results in an integer charge.
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neurocomp2003
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[Q0]Is the only distinct difference between a particle and antiparticle the charge?

Does it apply to
Quarks
Electron
Proton
Neutron(does it have a antiparticle?)
Neutrinos.
FCPs(do FCP have charge? well light doesn't but does a gluon...and what's the other one called not the graviton)
[Q1]
if neutrinos have no charge then how do they have antineutrinos?

[Q2] Is the EM spectrum discretized(intervals) or can you create a EM wave of any wavelength/frequency you choose?


[Q3]do mesons(q/^q) have fractional charges?
 
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neurocomp2003 said:
[Q0]Is the only distinct difference between a particle and antiparticle the charge?

Well,generally,yes,but there are quantum numbers (e.g.color & lepton) which differ from particle to antiparticle.

neurocomp2003 said:
if neutrinos have no charge then how do they have antineutrinos?

Yes,lepton number differs and helicity,too.Antineutrinos are right handed.They're theorized,but not observed.

neurocomp2003 said:
[Q2] Is the EM spectrum discretized(intervals) or can you create a EM wave of any wavelength/frequency you choose?

Any frequency.

neurocomp2003 said:
[Q3]do mesons(q/^q) have fractional charges?

No.The mesons have integer charge.

Daniel.
 
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dextercioby said:
Antineutrinos are right handed.They're theorized,but not observed.

Antineutrinos can be produced in accelerator labs just as easily as neutrinos. To produce muon-antineutrinos, you start with a beam of [itex]\mu^{+}[/itex] and let them decay; just as to produce muon neutrinos, you start with a beam of [itex]\mu^{-}[/itex] and let them decay.
 
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mesons have charge? i thought the sum of the two charges is 0?
 
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Charged pions, charged rho's, charged kaons, charged D's, charged B's, etc.

Take one quark with a charge of 1/3 and another quark with charge of 2/3.
 

Related to Antiparticles: only distinct propery is C(Q)?

1. What are antiparticles?

Antiparticles are particles that have the same mass as their corresponding particle, but with opposite electrical charge.

2. What is the distinct property of antiparticles?

The distinct property of antiparticles is their charge conjugation (C) and parity (P) properties, which are opposite to those of their corresponding particles.

3. Why is the charge conjugation property important?

The charge conjugation property is important because it allows for the existence of antimatter, which is essential for understanding the symmetry and balance of the universe.

4. How are antiparticles created?

Antiparticles can be created through high-energy collisions, such as in particle accelerators, or through radioactive decay processes.

5. What is the significance of C(Q) in antiparticles?

C(Q) is a mathematical representation of the charge conjugation property of antiparticles, and is crucial in understanding their behavior and interactions with matter.

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