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Notes in the Particle Listings
in the 1997 Review of Particle Physics

Cut-off date for this update was October 15, 1997.

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Bosons  Leptons  Quarks  Mesons  Meson Resonances  Baryons  Searches.

Other topics are covered in the Reviews, Tables, and Plots and in the Particle Listings

Notes in the Gauge and Higgs Boson Listings

The Z Boson  (12 pages, 94kb)
The Higgs Boson  (6 pages, 122kb)
The W' Searches  (6 pages, 65kb)
The Z' Searches  (8 pages, 95kb)
Leptoquark Quantum Numbers  (3 pages, 34kb)
Axions and other Very Light Bosons  (6 pages, 59kb)

Notes in the Lepton Listings

Muon Decay Parameters  (7 pages, 84kb)
tau Branching Fractions  (7 pages, 64kb)
tau-Decay Parameters  (1 page, 28kb)
Neutrinos  (15 pages, 115kb)
The Electron Neutrino Mass  (2 pages, 26kb)
No. of Light Neutrino Types from Collider Expts.  (2 pages, 33kb)
Massive Neutral Leptons & Effects of Nonzero Neutrino Masses  (5 pages, 114kb)
Sum of Neutrino Masses  (1 page, 17kb)
Limits from Neutrinoless Double-beta Decay  (2 pages, 71kb)
Solar neutrinos  (8 pages, 136kb)

Notes in the Quark Listings

Quark Masses  (11 pages, 97kb)
The Top Quark  (11 pages, 84kb)
Free Quark Searches  (1 page, 21kb)

Notes in the Meson Listings

(See below for Notes in the Mesons Resonances Listings.)

Pseudoscalar-Meson Decay Constants  (4 pages, 53kb)
pi+- -> lepton+- nu gamma and K+- -> lepton+- nu gamma Form Factors  (3 pages, 44kb)
The Charged Kaon Mass  (5 pages, 98kb)
Rare Kaon Decays  (7 pages, 79kb)
Dalitz Plot Parameters for K --> 3pi Decays  (1 page, 30kb)
K+- (lepton3) and K0(lepton3) Form Factors  (4 pages, 50kb)
CP Violation in KS --> 3pi  (1 page, 25kb)
CP Violation in K0L Decay  (7 pages, 383kb)
Delta S = Delta Q in K0 Decays  (1 page, 18kb)
D Mesons  (4 pages, 49kb)
Production and Decay of b-flavored Hadrons  (13 pages, 130kb)
CP Violation in B Decay -- Standard Model Predictions  (13 pages, 138kb)
B0-Bbar0 Mixing  (5 pages, 86kb)

Notes in the Meson Resonance Listings*

*Note: these have not changed. We present the 1996 versions.

The rho (770)  (1 page, 19kb)
The a1 (1260)  (2 pages, 27kb)
Scalar mesons  (5 pages, 47kb)
The f1 (1420)  (2 pages, 28kb)
The eta(1440)  (2 pages, 26kb)
The rho (1450) and the rho (1700)  (2 pages, 30kb)
The fJ (1710)  (1 page, 27kb)
The X(1900--3600) Region  (1 page, 15kb)
K* (892) Masses and Mass Differences  (1 page, 17kb)
The K2 (1770) and the K2(1820)  (1 page, 19kb)
Width Determinations of the Upsilon States  (2 pages, 28kb)
Non-q qbar Mesons  (6 pages, 58kb)

Notes in the Baryon Listings*

*Note: Except for the Review on N and Delta Resonances, these have not changed. We present the 1996 versions.

Baryon Decay Parameters  (4 pages, 52kb)
N and Delta Resonances  (15 pages, 99kb)
Baryon Magnetic Moments  (2 pages, 66kb)
Lambda and Sigma Resonances  (5 pages, 107kb)
The Lambda(1405)  (5 pages, 47kb)
The Sigma(1670) Region  (1 page, 24kb)
Xi Resonances  (1 page, 29kb)
Charmed Baryons  (2 pages, 138kb)

Notes in the Search Listings

Magnetic Monopole Searches  (2 pages, 28kb)
Supersymmetry, Part I (Theory)  (25 pages, 165kb)
Supersymmetry, Part II (Experiment)  (28 pages, 1733kb)
Searches for Quark and Lepton Compositeness  (5 pages, 59kb)
WIMP'S and Other Stable Particle Searches  (1 page, 21kb)

See the Boson Particle Listings for searches for Higgs bosons, other heavy bosons, and axions and other very light bosons, the Lepton Particle Listings for searches for heavy leptons and for neutrino mixing, and the Meson Particle Listings for searches for top and fourth-generation hadrons.

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