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Does electron contribute to nuclear force?

  1. Feb 17, 2007 #1
    Does electrons contribute to nuclear force.?
    As per name 'nuclear force', it shouldn't contribute. Even if it does it should be to a very little extent. right?
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 18, 2007 #2
    If you mean 'strong force,' then no.

    If you mean "at all" then yes in a sense because electrons do feel the electromagnetic force shared by protons, and thus affect the nucleus in a sense.
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