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I The strong interaction outside nucleons - what mediates it?

  1. Aug 15, 2017 #1
    The strong interaction outside nucleons - what mediates it?

    Is it gluons?
    Is it mesons?
    Is it gluons within mesons?

    Thank you.
     
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  3. Aug 15, 2017 #2

    mfb

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    Depends on your favorite way to interpret it. Mesons will give the easiest description.
     
  4. Aug 16, 2017 #3
    What is that description then?
     
  5. Aug 16, 2017 #4

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    An exchange of mesons - mainly the pions, with some contribution from heavier mesons.
     
  6. Aug 16, 2017 #5
    Thank you, that clears things up nicely.
     
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