gluon (plural gluons)
- (physics) A massless gauge boson that binds quarks together to form baryons, mesons and other hadrons and is associated with the strong nuclear force.
- 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.
massless gauge boson
- (particle physics) gluon
Declension of gluon
gluon m (plural gluons)
gluon m inan
declension of gluon
- gluón (superseded)
gluon m (plural gluones)