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Hadrons contain only virtual gluons, which do not obey the ordinary relationships between energy and wavelength. High energy collisions are required to create real gluons - which do.


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They do, just as all quantum objects do. They have momenta, and since they are massless, their frequency/wavelength/energy/momentum relations are the same as for photons. But since you will never detect a free gluon, as they are color-charged and thus confined, this is not a sensible thing to say. Quantum objects are not waves (just as they are not ...


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Yes gluons exhibit particle duality. The gluon has no mass, and therefore travels at the speed of light when created and annihilated in their exchange within the nucleons.


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A picture is worth a thousand words. Three-jet event. Electronic display of an electron-positron collision in the ALEPH detector at CERN, the European particle physics laboratory near Geneva. The display shows a cross-section of the detector, with the beam tube in the centre (blue) surrounded by various detector components (blue and red). The electron ...



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