Talk:Eightfold Way (physics)

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I've got some nice diagrams made up for this page of the baryon octet etc. that I just need to finalize and upload, but it probably won't happen until after the semester's over. --Laura Scudder | Talk 05:33, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)


I've changed the article back to it's original state - plus a mention of quark model in first paragraph and nice images I'd forgotten about to come in a few minutes - because it predates the quark model and has enough relavent information to be said on it that doesn't fit there as it is fundamentally phenomenological. It is an outdated, pure categorization scheme for particles that we now understand better, but discussion is warranted before becoming only a redirect.--Laura Scudder | Talk 05:57, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Delta spin[edit]

The Delta (
(uuu)) has the spin of all three quarks aligned. What is the particle formed when one of the quarks is anti-parallel to the others? It should have spin 1/2, yet doesn't appear in the octet. Why is that? --Michael C. Price talk 10:03, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

uuu in anti-parrallel configuration is forbidden by Pauli. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 20:02, 19 October 2010 (UTC)
I don't get that. They have different colours, so Pauli exclusion can't apply. --Michael C. Price talk 21:03, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

Mistake found in SuperMultiplet pic (see 'File:Baryon Supermultiplet using four-quark models and half spin.png')[edit]

Chi particle on bottom-right should feature ZERO charge, not PLUS (see 'File:Baryon decuplet.png') — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:50, 16 May 2013 (UTC)