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Günther Dissertori, Ian G. Knowles, and Michael Schmelling

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199566419

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566419.001.0001

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Tests Of The Structure Of QCD

Tests Of The Structure Of QCD

Chapter:
(p.334) 9 Tests Of The Structure Of QCD
Source:
Quantum Chromodynamics
Author(s):

GÜNTHER DISSERTORI

IAN G. KNOWLES

MICHAEL SCHMELLING

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566419.003.0009

This chapter presents experimental results for the QCD lagrangian. It shows that the phenomenology of strong interactions is indeed described by an unbroken Yang–Mills theory based on a non-abelian gauge symmetry. Quarks are spin-1/2 fermions, while gluons are spin-1 bosons and the strong coupling is flavour independent.

Keywords:   quark-spin, gluon-spin, flavour independence, strong coupling, QCD lagrangian

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