# Thread: A hyperthetical gluon question

1. If you took one quark from a quark pair and stretched them far anough apart, could you create a universe?

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3. Originally Posted by leohopkins
If you took one quark from a quark pair and stretched them far anough apart, could you create a universe?
no

4. I read somewhere(take this information with a grain of salt) that the binding force between quarks actually increases with distance. The particle responsible for carrying this force is called the gluon. The force is called "the color force". The part of the standard model that deal's with quark theory is called "Quantum Chromodynamics" or QCD.

Using that "information", I extrapolate the following(ie. I am making it up). A quark is a finite particle, it has a finite energy associated with it. While the binding force between quark's will increase with distance, once the distance defines a binding force equal to or a certain amount less than the total energy associated with the quark's, then the bond is broken between the quark's. As per the law of conservation(mass and energy).

5. IIRC, once they get far enough apart, the binding energy becomes great enough for the mass-energy equivalence to create new quarks.

6. I went here; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum...binding_energy. Then I followed some other links. Crazy stuff man. It seems that most of a hadrons mass is gluon's with two or three quarks in there. Stretch the quark's far enough apart and the whole mess just "flows" back to the center. Of course at really high energies(big bang) the quarks will freely disassociate.

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