A Caltech Library Service

A schematic model of baryons and mesons

Gell-Mann, M. (1964) A schematic model of baryons and mesons. Physics Letters, 8 (3). pp. 214-215. ISSN 0031-9163. doi:10.1016/S0031-9163(64)92001-3.

Full text is not posted in this repository. Consult Related URLs below.

Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


If we assume that the strong interactions of baryons and mesons are correctly described in terms of the broken "eightfold way", we are tempted to look for some fundamental explanation of the situation. A highly promised approach is the purely dynamical "bootstrap" model for all the strongly interacting particles within which one may try to derive isotopic spin and strangeness conservation and broken eightfold symmetry from self-consistency alone. Of course, with only strong interactions, the orientation of the asymmetry in the unitary space cannot be specified; one hopes that in some way the selection of specific components of the F-spin by electromagnetism and the weak interactions determines the choice of isotopic spin and hypercharge directions.

Item Type:Article
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
Additional Information:© 1964 Elsevier. Received 4 January 1964. Work supported in part by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Atomic Energy CommissionUNSPECIFIED
Issue or Number:3
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20150921-075335172
Persistent URL:
Official Citation:M. Gell-Mann, A schematic model of baryons and mesons, Physics Letters, Volume 8, Issue 3, 1 February 1964, Pages 214-215, ISSN 0031-9163, (
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:60364
Deposited By: Ruth Sustaita
Deposited On:21 Sep 2015 18:36
Last Modified:10 Nov 2021 22:33

Repository Staff Only: item control page