• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Buried in cloud files? We can help with Spring cleaning!

    Whether you use Dropbox, Drive, G-Suite, OneDrive, Gmail, Slack, Notion, or all of the above, Dokkio will organize your files for you. Try Dokkio (from the makers of PBworks) for free today.

  • Dokkio (from the makers of PBworks) was #2 on Product Hunt! Check out what people are saying by clicking here.


Strong Nuclear Force 2008

This version was saved 14 years, 3 months ago View current version     Page history
Saved by PBworks
on March 19, 2008 at 5:42:35 pm

Strong Nuclear Force



Gluons are actually

tiny globs of glue


The Strong Nuclear Force, or Strong Force is the fundamental force interaction between quarks. It is conducted by gluons, which are charged themselves.



There are three types of strong charges, called colors. Each quark carries one color: red, green, blue, antired, antigreen, or antiblue, while gluons carry two (antiquarks have anticolors). Because the net color charge of nuclei is neutral, the strong force usually only interacts noticeably on sub atomic scales. The majority of the strong interaction is between quarks inside subatomic particles. Interestingly enough, Gluons can be attracted to each other independently of quarks.

Quarks often seem to form triplets consisting of differently colored particles, as electromagneticly charged particles will form groups of two particles.


A Quark Star, not a




Unlike gravity, the strong force is governed by a square law. This means that an unobstructed quark's charge should interact on huge scales with distant objects. However this effect is shielded by other quark's charges. The derivative interaction between the quarks is called the residual strong nuclear force, and is thought to be responsible for holding nuclear hadrons together.




Do gluons attract each other?







Back to The Four Fundamental Forces

Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.