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Meson's content

  1. Oct 14, 2015 #1
    Why mesons mixed states are defined as SOMETHING +/- SOMETHING [+/- SOMETHING] normalized by 1/sqrt(2) or 1/sqrt(3), So the sum uses quotient +1 or -1.

    But in electroweak symmetry breaking charged W boson is defined as W1 (+/-) i*W2, so the quotient is +i or -i. So why mesons never use imaginary phase?
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  3. Oct 19, 2015 #2
    Thanks for the post! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
  4. Oct 21, 2015 #3
    mesons mix due to direct product of two ##SU(2)_f## or ##SU(3)_f## representation, while W boson mix is due to the sum of two pauli matrices ##\sigma_1## and ##\sigma_2##(which is Imaginary).

    So the reason is they are generated by the defferent mechanism.
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