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Quarks and em waves

  1. Oct 18, 2013 #1
    Do quarks cause EM waves?
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  3. Oct 18, 2013 #2


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