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Isospin asymmetry

  1. Jan 30, 2013 #1
    Hi all

    what is meant isospin asymmetry for nuclear matter ?

    thanks alot
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  3. Jan 30, 2013 #2


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    hi lamyaa! :smile:

    "Isospin [symmetry] is violated by the fact that the masses of the up and down quarks are different, as well as by their different electric charges.
    Because this violation is only a small effect in most processes that involve the strong interactions, isospin symmetry remains a useful calculational tool, and its violation introduces corrections to the isospin-symmetric results."

    for more details, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asymmetry#Isospin_violation :wink:
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