baryon number

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a number equal to the difference between the number of baryons and the number of antibaryons in any subatomic structure

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Neutron-antineutron oscillations Is baryon number conserved?
Some scientists working on the fifth-force question have assumed that the source of the force is the baryon number of the substance--the total number of neutrons and protons in its atomic nuclei.
The baryon number is related to the number of neutrons and protons, and therefore to the chemical composition of a material--thus explaining the difference in force for different materials.