Exchange Bosons question (Yr13)Watch
i think it is referring to the exchange particle of the strong nuclear force which is the pion which is made up of a quark and an antiquark, would make sense for it to be inside a baryon because it is what holds them together. by 'virtual' it just means it is an exhange particle aka gauge boson
What does it mean by virtual quark anti-quark pairs? I thought a proton was a hadron not a meson with quark and anti-quark combinations? Please could someone help clarify this? Thank you!