He suggested that the strong nuclear force results from the exchange of a particle between the neutrons and the protons; he named that exchange particle a meson .
The simplest hadrons are therefore mesons made from a quark and antiquark pair (where the difference is zero), and baryons made of three quarks (where the difference is three).
A particle physicist is not expected to be impartial about the quarks and mesons spinning about in his plasma stew, but he is expected to produce evidence and findings that are honest and reproducible.
If there were no difference between matter and antimatter, both the B mesons and the anti-B mesons would exhibit exactly the same pattern of decays.
Protons and neutrons sense each other via exchange particles (called pi mesons , or pions) with each other in the nucleus.
Quarks are permanently bound together into protons, neutrons and mesons .
This includes mesons like pions, gauge particles like photons and gluons, the hypothesized Higgs scalar, etc.
Electrons and positrons collide at unequal energies inside a sophisticated, 1,200-ton particle detector called BABAR, creating millions of short-lived subatomic particles know as B mesons .
Must be because our mesons and quarks and stuff are linked, like the way you can see me even though I'm not really here.
Composite bosons, or mesons , help to hold atoms together.