The carrier particle of the strong interaction that holds quarks together. Gluons are electrically neutral and have and spin 1. They are the equivalent in quantum chromodynamics of photons in quantum electrodynamics. Neither quarks nor gluons exist as isolated particles, but only as parts of hadrons.
Related entry gluino
Related category PARTICLE PHYSICS
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