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Wavelength of Gluons

  1. Aug 30, 2015 #1
    The Gluones qualities are similler to the photones by the fact that both of them have a state mass of zero and dual wave-particle behavior..

    My question is what the range of the wavelengthes of the Gluons in the nucleons and in another barions?
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  3. Aug 31, 2015 #2


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    Gluons don't exist as free particles, so they do not form waves in the same way electromagnetic radiation can do.
    For a gluon with a specific energy E, you can still assign a wavelength via ##\lambda=\frac{hc}{E}##, but gluons in baryons don't have a well-defined energy.
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