Definition of "isospin" []

  • A quantum number related to the number of charge states of a baryon or meson. (noun)

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Use "isospin" in a sentence
  • "Technically, these are referred to as isospin-1 / 2 bosons, but theoretically there is little difference between spin and isospin, "explains RIKEN's Akira Furusaki who, along with Konstantin Matveev from Argonne, built the theory to describe how such particles interact1."
  • "We can quantify them without significantly affecting the fermions and isospin quantum numbers."
  • "Are the x, y, and z axes only an isospin basis, or do they have actual directions in a physical frame?"
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