Definition of gluon
: a hypothetical neutral massless particle held to bind together quarks to form hadrons
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What surprised the researchers was that the flow of quark-gluon plasma caught the heavy D-zero particles.
In the standard model — the theoretical picture of what physicists think matter is made of — atomic nuclei are broken down into protons and neutrons, which are broken down further into fundamental particles called quarks and gluons.
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Origin and Etymology of gluon
1glue + 2-on
First Known Use: 1971See Words from the same year
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