Definition of Quantum chromodynamics

1. Noun. A theory of strong interactions between elementary particles (including the interaction that binds protons and neutrons in the nucleus); it assumes that strongly interacting particles (hadrons) are made of quarks and that gluons bind the quarks together.

Exact synonyms: Qcd
Generic synonyms: Quantum Field Theory

Definition of Quantum chromodynamics

1. Noun. (physics) A quantum field theory in particle physics which describes the strong interaction of quarks and gluons employing the concept of color charge. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quantum Chromodynamics

quantum Hall effect
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Literary usage of Quantum chromodynamics

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1. Cartanian Geometry, Nonlinear Waves, and Control Theory. by Robert Hermann (1980)
"This led to today's gauge field-- quantum chromodynamics-quark theories. It is precisely the material that the applied functional analysts put to the side ..."

2. Yang-Mills, Kaluza-Klein, and the Einstein Program by Robert Hermann (1978)
"Elementary particle physicists are most excited now by “gauge theories”, particularly something called “quantum chromodynamics”. ..."

3. Turn of the Century: 2100 by Charlie Pedersen (2007)
"In quantum chromodynamics, on the other hand, flavour is a global symmetry. The term "flavour" was first coined for use in the quark model ..."

4. Revealing the Hidden Nature of Space And Time: Charting the Course for by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"He also co-chaired a working group on quantum chromodynamics at the Snowmass 2001 meeting of the high-energy physics community. As a member of the European ..."

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