Unconfined fractionally charged quarks and the problem of hidrons

L. B. Okun', M. A. Shifman

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A model for partial confinement of fractionally charged quarks with broken local but conserved global color symmetry is discussed. It is shown that it is impossible to liberate quarks and gluons in this way without severe contradictions with experimental data. The model predicts either observable violations of asymptotic freedom or hidrons-new hadron-like objects with mass around 1 GeV and fractional charges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
JournalZeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1981


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