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Do we observe gluons?

  1. Oct 27, 2015 #1
    Do we observe the gluons experimentally? or they are just virtual bosons ?
     
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  3. Oct 27, 2015 #2

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    We don't see them as isolated particles, in the same way we cannot see isolated quarks. They do appear as "nearly" real particles in hard interactions, however.
    A review of the discovery
     
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