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Problem 37 Medium Difficulty

A $\Sigma^{0}$ particle traveling through matter strikes a proton. A $\Sigma^{+},$ a gamma ray, as well as a third particle, emerge. Use the quark model of each to determine the identity of the third particle.

Answer

Reaction is:
$\Sigma^{0}+\mathrm{p} \rightarrow \gamma+\sum^{+}+x$
At quark level:
uds + uud $\rightarrow$ uus $+0+?$
Unknown particle contain quarks udd which is neutron

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