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See also: Gluon, gluón, and glúon

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glue +‎ -on

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gluon (plural gluons)

  1. (physics) A massless gauge boson that binds quarks together to form baryons, mesons and other hadrons and is associated with the strong nuclear force.
    • 1992 November 1, George Zebrowski; Marvin Mattelson, “The Enigma of Distance”, in Omni, volume 15, number 2, page 80:
      Naive realism might ask today: Tell me what space is in itself, not in terms of other things. Tell me what a gluon is at bottom, or a neutrino, or a charge.
    • 1995 September 1, Robert Jaffe, “Where Does the Proton Really Get Its Spin?”, in Physics Today, volume 48, number 9, DOI:10.1063/1.881473, page 24:
      The so-called spin crisis has had important effects beyond simply confronting theorists with a particularly sharp challenge to their incomplete understanding of quantum chromodynamics, the underlying field theory of quarks and the gluons that mediate their strong interactions.
    • 2004 September 7, Peter Weiss, “Starting from Square One”, in Science News, volume 166, number 6, DOI:10.2307/4015567, page 90–1:
      Lattice QCD explores the particle realm by taking a different tack. It simulates quark and gluon behaviors by applying the full QCD theory to a tiny grid like facsimile of the space-time in which particles actually interact.

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gluon

  1. (particle physics) gluon

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gluon m (plural gluons)

  1. (physics) gluon

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gluon m inan

  1. (physics) gluon

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From English gluon.

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gluon m (plural gluones)

  1. gluon

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(bosons) bosón; bosón de gauge, gluon, bosón W, bosón Z, fotón, bosón de Higgs, gravitón