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Single Idea 21186

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 4. Standard Model / e. Protons]

Full Idea

Inside a proton the quarks are rushing around like caged animals, free to move until they push against the bars to try to escape, when the gluons pull them back in.

Gist of Idea

Quarks rush wildly around in protons, restrained by the gluons


Gavin Hesketh (The Particle Zoo [2016], 04)

Book Reference

Hesketh,Gavin: 'The Particle Zoo' [Quercus 2016], p.96

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