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A massless, neutral vector boson that mediates strong interactions between quarks, binding them together within hadrons.

[glu(e) + -on.]


(General Physics) a hypothetical particle believed to be exchanged between quarks in order to bind them together to form particles
[C20: from glue + -on]


(ˈglu ɒn)

a hypothetical massless particle with spin 1 that is believed to transmit the strong force between quarks, binding them together into baryons and mesons.
[1970–75; glu(e) + -on1]
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Noun1.gluon - a gauge boson that mediates strong interaction among quarks
gauge boson - a particle that mediates the interaction of two elementary particles
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All hadrons, including protons, are composed of quarks and gluons which are (currently) considered fundamental particles that feel the strong nuclear force.
To understand what he means by this term, it is important to understand, first, something very general about the expectation that a part of something can explain or justify the whole of it and, second, something very specific about the gluon itself insofar as it plays this role.
To remove the ultraviolet (UV) divergences in the quarks and gluons perturbed interaction, we modify the propagator like:
In this new work, Wang's team refined a probe that makes use of a phenomenon researchers at Berkeley Lab first theoretically outlined 20 years ago: energy loss of a high-energy particle, called a jet, inside the quark gluon plasma.
Quarks are held together thanks to another kind of particle called gluons.
In a cold, ground state hydrogen atom, the three quarks embedded in this tiny drop of QPF-shaped gluon fluid (with an astonishing energy density of about 100,000,000 tons per cubic inch) also exchange bosons with the atomic electron, the virtual photons of light underlying the electromagnetic interaction.
Gluon provided converged local switching and access systems for local telecommunications service providers.
In theory, quarks are closely bound within a nucleon connected by gluons to create protons, neutrons and other subatomic particles.
GLUON ProGrids does all the calculations for the designer.
Cherednikob and Van der Veken offer a systematic pedagogical introduction to the quantum field theory approach to the quantitative analysis of Wilson path-ordered exponentials in quantum chromodynamics and the applications of this formalism to the study of gauge-invariant quark and gluon correlation functions, which can be associated with the three-dimensional transverse momentum-dependent parton density functions, commonly known now as TMD pdfs or simple TMDs.
This gives for the gluon with bare mass zero (in the lagrangian), but physical mass m(gluon) [not equal to] 0, the value [[lambda].
The elementary particle that holds quarks together - and also acts as an exchange particle for the strong nuclear force - is called gluon.