Quarks and em waves

  1. Do quarks cause EM waves?
  2. jcsd
  3. jfizzix

    jfizzix 467
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    Quarks have electric charge, so yes, they can cause EM waves.
    There are lots of times when quarks interact with the strong force, and end up emitting gamma rays as a result of their interactions. Gamma rays are just a very high energy short wavelength version of EM waves.
  4. mfb

    Staff: Mentor

    If they emit gamma rays, the electromagnetic interaction is involved, together with the strong interaction.
  5. jfizzix

    jfizzix 467
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