15: NUCLEAR FORCES

 

   

This page will explain how atoms work.

It is a bit more complicated than Leonardo's helicopter, but it is still simpler than one could expect.

 

This is a quark.

It is made of two electrons which become undetectable because of the powerful gluonic field.

Three quarks placed crosswise can transform into a neutron.

Note the pi / 2 phase offset in the center, where a positron can hide and transform the neutron into a proton.

   


Gabriel LaFreniere
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