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Easy particle question

  1. Feb 5, 2005 #1

    quasar987

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    Do all particles like pions, kaons, sigma, tau, whatever, all carry the elementary charge +-e ?
     
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  3. Feb 5, 2005 #2

    dextercioby

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    If the quark inner structure has total electric charge "e" in absolute value,then,yes...

    Search for their quark structure.It's the only way to determine their electric charge.

    Daniel.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2005 #3

    DB

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    Well, the tau is a lepton... with no inner quark structure, with a charge (like all leptons, besides for all the neutrinos partners) of 1-.
     
  5. Feb 5, 2005 #4

    mathman

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    pions are found with three possible charges: +1, 0, -1. Also there are baryons with charges of 2 or 3.
     
  6. Feb 5, 2005 #5

    DB

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    Really? Which? I only know of protons and neutrons.
     
  7. Feb 5, 2005 #6

    dextercioby

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    I vaguely remember in the [itex] \Delta [/itex] decaplet this object
    [tex] \Delta^{++} [/tex]

    So that's an example.You can search for more.

    Daniel.
     
  8. Feb 5, 2005 #7

    DB

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    Wow thanks, I searched and came up with many more, there are your deltas, as quasar said the sigmas, lambda, Xi Cascades etc.
    Check this out if you want
     
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