Physics:Scalar boson

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Short description: Boson with spin equal to zero

A scalar boson is a boson whose spin equals zero.[1] Boson means that the particle's wavefunction is symmetric under particle exchange and therefore follows Bose–Einstein statistics. The spin-statistics theorem implies that all bosons have an integer-valued spin;[2] the scalar fixes this value to zero.

The name scalar boson arises from quantum field theory, which demands that fields of spin-zero particles transform like a scalar under Lorentz transformation (i.e. are Lorentz invariant).

A pseudoscalar boson is a scalar boson that has odd parity, whereas "regular" scalar bosons have even parity.[3]




  • There are no fundamental pseudoscalars in the Standard Model, but there are pseudoscalar mesons, like the pion.[8]

See also


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