Capstick, Simon Department of Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.
Last reviewed:October 2019
- Exchange symmetry and color
- Strong decays
- Electromagnetic and weak decays
- Baryon production
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Strongly interacting composite particle that accounts for almost all of the visible mass of the universe. The proton and neutron that make up the atomic nucleus are examples of baryons. Strongly interacting particles (hadrons) are either baryons, which are fermions with half-integral spin, or mesons, which are bosons with integer spin. See also: Fundamental interactions; Hadron; Meson; Neutron; Proton; Quantum statistics
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