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Keep on smashing them quarks.

  1. Jul 3, 2009 #1

    MathematicalPhysicist

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    What kind of limitations are there for trying to split up the quarks from their binding formation?
     
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  3. Jul 4, 2009 #2

    malawi_glenn

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    The force between them goes to infinity as a function of separation distance.
     
  4. Jul 4, 2009 #3

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    Isn't this problem of infinite force between quarks like the infinite of every force which decreases 1/r^a with distance r, and a>0, as r->0.

    I'm not convinced this is the only restriction for finding quarks in groups rather than individuals.
     
  5. Jul 4, 2009 #4

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    That is the reason for why you, classically, can not force two chargers of equal type arbitrary close.

    Another feature is the criterion of colour-neutrality, all physically observable states must have 0 colour charge.
     
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  7. Jul 4, 2009 #6

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    I was referring to the quark-quark potential in e.g. quarkonia. That potential becomes constant at the "string breaking" scale.
     
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