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Goldstone boson

  1. Dec 27, 2003 #1
    Hope some of the resident experts in particle physics can respond to it, because I'm unable to find a response to the question:
    Is a Goldstone boson the same thing that a Nambu-Goldstone boson?
    I suspect that is true because both particles are referred as massless, but I prefer the confirmation of some knowledgeable person
     
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  3. Dec 27, 2003 #2
    Never mind, I finally found that they are the same thing.
    Curious fact: a majoron is a kind of Goldstone Boson
    Goldstone bosons have spin 0.
     
  4. Dec 27, 2003 #3
    A majoron is a goldstone boson by construction since it comes from the spontaneous breaking of a symmmetry (as any goldstone boson).
     
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