The Weak Interaction

  • Ulrich EllwangerEmail author
Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)


The weak interaction transforms different quark species into each other. Today we know about six species of quarks, which differ in their masses and electric charges. Leptons are, by definition, those elementary particles that feel the weak but not the strong interaction: the electron, muon, tau-lepton, and their three corresponding nearly massless neutrinos, which can be generated by the weak interaction.


Higgs Boson Weak Interaction Yukawa Coupling Neutrino Masse Nobel Prize 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of Paris-SudOrsayFrance

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