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Quark Theory of Mass

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND

o Likewise, the various types/flavors of quark-masses constitute many of the other subatomic particles.

o The method by which quarks related inside a proton and neutron is unknown.

§ A complex system of gluons, quarks, and antiquarks has been hypothesized as the units of charge that constitute the subatomic zoo.

o The theory is elegant, and largely explanatory and predictive of how particles form and decay.  The success in predicting the existence of new particles gives a strong confirmatory voice in support of the quark theory.

§ Thus, we shall assume that at least some aspect of the quark theory is reflective of the way that the structure of the subatomic particles is configured.

o Quarks may reflect the units that DPs organize themselves internally inside the subatomic particles.  

§ Or, the quarks may merely be units of charge that appear for short times when particles decay or are broken by collision.

§ The quarks do not appear to be a sufficiently long-lived particle to be detectable as tracks in bubble chambers.  Thus, the existence of the quark has been conjectured from the decay-product essence produced by the particle showers they create upon collision.   

§ The formation of the protons and neutrons from DPs may have resulted from the highly energetic, and super dense state after the Big Bang.  

§ A neutron has a half life of about 10 minutes, unless it is bonded with a proton, in which case its lifetime may be indefinite, depending on the nuclear ratio of neutrons to protons.