PhysOrg: Picturing the Proton

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PhysOrg: Picturing the Proton

Post by bystander » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:27 pm

Picturing the Proton
PhysOrg General Physics - 2010 Mar 31
Two theoretical physicists in the College of Liberal Art and Sciences and their colleagues are eager for the results of an experiment scheduled next fall at the new Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland.
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The proton model that Islam has worked on for more than 30 years shows a proton with three layers. Confined in its core are three quarks, or point-like subatomic particles, surrounded by two rings of “clouds.” The ring closest to the core has what the physicists describe as an exotic charge, a “baryonic charge.” The outer cloud ring is composed of quarks and anti-quarks in a condensed state.
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Picturing the proton by elastic scattering
  • CERN Courier, International Journal of High-Energy Physics - 2009 Dec 07