Meson Quotes (3 quotes)
Following the original proposal of Belinfante, the writer has in a recent note on the meson theory of nuclear forces used the word nuclon as a common notation for the heavy nuclear constituents, neutrons and protons. In the meantime, however, it has been pointed out to me that, since the root of the word nucleus is nucle, the notation nucleon would from a philological point of view be more appropriate for this purpose .
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In recent years several new particles have been discovered which are currently assumed to be elementary, that is, essentially structureless. The probability that all such particles should be really elementary becomes less and less as their number increases. It is by no means certain that nucleons, mesons, electrons, neutrinos are all elementary particles.