Foundations of Physics

, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp 419–425 | Cite as

Composite structure of the nucleon

  • M. M. Islam


The nonlinear σ-model with vector mesons introduced as gauge bosons and an interacting chiral quark sector depicts the nucleon as a topological soliton embedded in a chiral condensate. High-energy elastic pp and ¯pp scattering data from CERN ISR and SPS Collider appear to provide strong evidence in favor of this nucleon structure.


Soliton Strong Evidence Gauge Boson Composite Structure Vector Meson 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. M. Islam
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of ConnecticutStorrs

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