Main Question or Discussion Point
What holds the nucleus together?
have they ever detected a gluon?speeding electron said:The strong nuclear force, one of the fundamental forces in the universe according to the standard model. In occurs between the quarks which make up the neutrons and protons in the nucleus, and also binds these together. At extremely small distances, it is repulsive, but at the distances in the nucleus it is generally attractive, and acts to overcome the electromagnetic force between the protons. It comes about when the quarks exchange particles called gluons with each other, thus there is a gluon 'field' between the quarks.
Billions of times.Ezekiel. said:have they ever detected a gluon?