A composite model of leptons and quarks

Michael A. Shupe

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A heuristic model is presented, treating leptons and quarks as composites of spin 1 2 fields with charges 0, ± e 3. A distinguishability assumption leads to the emergence of three quark colors. The model is extended to consideration of the force-mediating bosons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-92
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 10 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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