Gluons 101

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Is my understanding correct that gluons are the force carrier particle of the strong nuclear force?

Do gluons hold together quarks? Or do gluons hold together atomic nuclei?

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Gluons, as mediators of the strong interaction, bind together quarks into hadrons. In atoms, they also bind nucleons (protons, neutrons) into nuclei.
 

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