What are Quarks and Gluons?

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What are Quarks and Gluons?
« on: 14/01/2008 01:15:44 »
What are they and what roles do they play in physics?

Can someone educate me a bit Please?

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What are Quarks and Gluons?
« Reply #1 on: 14/01/2008 03:20:03 »
i only know what a quark is
anyone please correct mei if im wrong

ok first we have solid objects

 then we have atoms

from atoms we have protons and neutrons

quarks are what those are made of

well at least thats what my science teacher said
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« Reply #2 on: 14/01/2008 04:31:56 »
Nice.. Nick Thanks!!!

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What are Quarks and Gluons?
« Reply #3 on: 14/01/2008 09:14:50 »
The quarks are the components that make up the particles that form the nuclei of atoms like protons an neutrons  the gluons are the hypothetical particles that mediate the interaction that glues these particles together so strongly. 

The interactions between these quarks and gluons is so strong that in the current conditions in our universe you cannot separate them without creating more quarks and gluons to make protons neutons mesons and all the other menagerie of particles that they form. 

Quarks and gluons are only free to move on their own at the extreme pressures and temperatures in the first tiny fractions of a second of the big bang when the density and temperature of the universe was greater than that in a neutron star
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« Reply #4 on: 14/01/2008 16:28:46 »
When you talk about extreme pressures, and the fractions of a second of the big bang, Is there any other pressure to that extent here on earth now, that would replicate those conditions.. and cause them to move.

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« Reply #5 on: 14/01/2008 18:46:32 »
Quark-Gluon reactions occur in the high energy collisions in particle accelerators but by the time they are masured they have all decayed to baryons mesons and leptons.
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« Reply #6 on: 14/01/2008 22:52:20 »
Are they all enemies of the starship Enterprise?

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« Reply #7 on: 14/01/2008 23:23:52 »
Quark-Gluon reactions occur in the high energy collisions in particle accelerators but by the time they are masured they have all decayed to baryons mesons and leptons.

Okay.. wait for my education.. I have to go find out what baryons, mesons, and leptons are? Thanks Ian.. I will check back!

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« Reply #8 on: 14/01/2008 23:24:19 »
Are they all enemies of the starship Enterprise?

They must be tiny...we will see!

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What are Quarks and Gluons?
« Reply #9 on: 16/01/2008 02:53:16 »
Quarks are the components of particles that contributes to the formation of the atom. There are six types of quarks. They are distinguished by their electrical charges. It takes three quarks to make an item, say a proton. It is made of 2 of one kind of quark & one of another kind.

And no, they are not enemies of the Starship Enterprise, they are one with it.....

« Last Edit: 16/01/2008 03:35:07 by Eagle333 »

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« Reply #10 on: 16/01/2008 03:02:20 »
Thanks eagle,LOLThey are one with it! I like that!

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« Reply #11 on: 16/01/2008 20:09:47 »
LOL eagle!

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« Reply #12 on: 16/01/2008 21:12:58 »
newbielink:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Model [nonactive]

For putting all of this into perspective I recommend an overview of the Standard Model of Particle Physics.  It explains most of the stuff that needs to be put together for a full understanding- and that don't get explained well in a web forum such as this.

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« Reply #13 on: 18/01/2008 04:19:46 »
Thanks and welcome to the forum! Tigerstargazer! Two of my favorite lilies! Nice name!

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« Reply #14 on: 18/01/2008 17:51:40 »
The Scientific American on line has an excellent article on the LHC and the standard model of particle physics.

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=the-discovery-machine-hadron-collider
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« Reply #15 on: 19/01/2008 17:45:42 »
Thank you Syhprum, I will read it now!

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