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Gravi Balls?

  1. Feb 19, 2004 #1
    The chromoelectric field, which acts on the color charge, is attributed to the strong nuclear force. Discrete quanta of this field are called gluons, gluons also have a color charge. Therefore the chromoelectric field interacts with itself and it can form tiny bundles of gluons that form bound states and we call these glue balls.

    My question is that seeing as gravity acts on mass-energy and gravitons have energy then the gravitational field should interact with itself and like the chromoelectric field it should form little bundles of gravitons in bound states, I call these “Gravi Balls”. Couldn’t we look for “Gravi Balls” with particle accelerators to try to support or refute the graviton theory?
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  3. Feb 19, 2004 #2


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    Gravi balls are hihly unlikey. Gravitons would resemble photons a lot more closely than gluons. For example electromagnetic force (mediated by photons)and gravity (mediated by gravitons) both have inverse square laes. Gluons are quite different in this respect.
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