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In particle physics, a resonance is a particle in an excited state, and is very unstable.



The strong interaction works on hadrons, which disintegrate as a result. This is how a resonance emits pions, whereby it then turns into a more stable particle.

There are mesonic (ρ rho) and baryonic (Δ delta) resonances.


Additional information

The American physicist I.I. Rabi discovered the magnetic resonance of atomic nuclei in 1937.


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