strong force

The Strong force holds the nucleus of the atom together against the forces of repulsion of the protons. It is not an inverse square force like the electromagnetic force and it has a very short range. It is the strongest of the four fundamental forces.

COMPASS pinpoints polarisability of pions

10 Feb 2015 | Update - For scientists | Cian O'Luanaigh | A new result brings precision to a key measurement of strong-interaction physics


20 Jan 2012 | Experiment | A collaboration of CERN physicists are studying the decay of unstable “pionium atoms” to gain insight into the strong force

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