Quark statistics and octonions

M. Günaydin, F. Gürsey

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It is suggested that quark fields could be regarded as transverse octonionic fields. The resulting scheme unifies the existing three-triplet quark models within an "exceptional" paraquark scheme. We give a new reason for the observability of singlet states of the exact SU(3) group of three-triplet quark models and the nonobservability of quarks and diquarks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3387-3391
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1974

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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