A triangle that matters
Gershon, T. J.. (2007) A triangle that matters. Physics World, Vol.20 (No.4). pp. 24-29. ISSN 0953-8585Full text not available from this repository.
When is a triangle not a triangle? Believe it or not, this peculiar riddle encapsulates much of the latest research in particle physics. The triangle in question is the “unitarity triangle”, an abstract diagram representing the interactions between different types of quarks - the fundamental constituents of neutrons and protons. A vital part of the Standard Model of particle physics, the unitarity triangle provides clues about the subtle difference between matter and antimatter, helping to reveal why the universe did not vanish into nothingness immediately after the Big Bang.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Physics World|
|Publisher:||IOP Publishing Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 24-29|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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