gluon gluon

Definition(s):

  • (n) a gauge boson that mediates strong interaction among quarks

Usage(s):

  1. In 1979 in Hamburg, West Germany, they discovered the gluon, which conveys the strong force.
  2. In 1979 physicists working with an accelerator in West Germany found experimental evidence for the existence of the gluon, the strong-force carrier.

News

  1. Big chill to understand quark-gluon plasma of early universe

    Run 14 at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) will feature a dramatic improvement in machine performance enabling detailed studies of the quark-gluon plasma of the early universe and its transition to the matter we see in the universe today.
    on February 4, 2014     Source: Science Daily

  2. Big Chill Sets in as RHIC Physics Heats Up

    Run 14 at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) will feature a dramatic improvement in machine performance enabling detailed studies of the quark-gluon plasma of the early universe and its transition to the matter we see in the universe today.
    on February 3, 2014     Source: Newswise

Quotes

  1. "We expected to bring the nuclear liquid to a boil and produce a steam of quark-gluon plasma," Cramer said. "Instead, the boiler seems to be blowing up in our faces."
    on Mar 15, 2005 By: John Cramer Source: EurekAlert (press release)

  2. "What I would like to be writing," Lessing wrote in 1983, "is the story of the Red and White Dwarves and their Remembering Mirror, their space rocket (powered by anti-gravity), their attendant entities Hadron, Gluon, Pion, Lepton, and Muon,...
    on Oct 15, 2007 By: Doris Lessing Source: Los Angeles Times

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