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Technicolour physics - understanding the basics

  1. Jan 3, 2012 #1
    I'm having trouble with the following:

    technicolour predicts new massless techniquarks.

    The technicolour force breaks the chiral symmetries of these quarks and goldstone bosons emerge. But goldstone bosons are massless? Goldstone bosons are eaten by W and Z and thus W and Z acquire mass.

    This would make sense to me if the emerging Goldstone bosons were not massless... Could anyone clarify?
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  3. Jan 4, 2012 #2
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technicolor_(physics [Broken])
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  4. May 19, 2013 #3
    Do you know a textbook where idea of technicolors explain step by step? All reviews what I have seen start from a advance detail, and no one explain group representation, Lagrangian and so on. Which equation they use for determine a mass
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