(If you dont feel like reading all three paragraphs just skip to the sentence writen in bold.) So I am autodidacting myself through the world of (quantum) physics, just the concepts of course, no math and I finally got to a stage where I can use my present knowledge to (partially) deduce some things from the world of physics. At least I hope I did. My question / request for confirmation is this: I read about quarks and the different colours of quarks and gluons associated with them. I got that you cannot seperate the warks due to ever increasing strength of the gluon field as you increase the distance between separate quarks and if you did get the quark very far from the others you could end up creating additional quarks "releasing" the pressure in the gluon rubber band. So I made my hypothesis about the origin of strong force in everyday atoms: Say you have two protons. You get them close enough for the colour force from one protons quarks to glue together with the quarks of second proton and thus overcoming the electrical repulsion and creating helium isotope. You could knock them appart which would result in creating additional particles (most likely leptons) and causing radiation like in a nuclear reactor (only with much heavier atoms). I thought I had it all figured out but then I started to see many flaws in my idea about Strong Force. The gluon pull would probably be too strong to ever alow this kind of separation in normal natural conditions without giant atom smashers. Also the separation would most likely create leptons and I am not sure if leptons are often found in radiation decay... in short - Id love if someone could explain to me how does strong force between protons and neutrons etc. work and where does it come from. Thanks in advance.