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The limit on the strong force holding things together is given by the combination of a range and the degeneracy of the nuclear matter. The residual strong force is well described mathematically by a Yukawa potential $$ V(r) = - \frac{g^2}{4 \pi c^2} \frac{e^{-mr}}{r} \,,$$ where the mass $m$ that appears in there is roughly the pion mass and $g$ is an ...


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The reason why not any nuclei (for e.g. one which has only protons) can exist in nature is due to the fact that they will have a very low Binding Energy, compared to a nuclei which has the same number of nucleons, but with a more stable proton/neutron ratio. A simple model which allows us to get fairly accurate estimated of Binding Energies is the Liquid ...


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OK..Imagine for a moment that your discussion is pushing a direction you haven't considered. Matter such as protons and neutrons being broken down into smaller particles…the space they take up even though their weight is the same is greater..a force as powerful as a black hole would be strong enough to accomplish this. In turn the increase in space taken ...



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