In Chap. 4 we discussed the classification of mesons and baryons in multiplets by treating them as elementary particles. Dating back to Yukawa’s original idea that the nuclear force is mediated by the exchange of mesons, such a description has proven to be very successful in explaining many features of nuclear properties and interactions.
KeywordsGauge Boson Chiral Symmetry Quantum Chromo Dynamic Color Charge Color Singlet
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