reply to post by FreedomCommander
Explanation: It is the strong nuclear force ... its to do with quarks which have been renamed GLUONS because they tightly bind together [or appear to
Quarks [aka gluons] are pretty much one thing but we only ever get to see one side of them at any one time, just like a 6 sided dice can only ever
have one side face up ... there are 6 sides but we only ever see one side AND for us the dice is still rolling around ... so the faces seem to change
randomly and that was percived as seperate individual particles [flavours and colours] but now we know better.
The weak nuclear force isn't really weak at all because it does over come the strong nuclear force [ie as the nuclear decay process of sub atomic
particles] but takes a long time to do so and although the rates are known [ie halflives] for large groupings of like elements and sub atomic
particles, generally we don't have a clear understanding of an individual sub-atomic particles weak force level since it was generated at an unkown
point in time, and so for us its decay appears to happen randomly. Specifically we do know free-neutrons decay exactly in a set time period after they
are created [see below for more info]. The randomness is apparent only due to lack of data [uncertainty at how long that sub-atomic particle has been
in existence for.]
Protons as far as we can tell have NEVER decayed and so we don't yet know if they can.
This has implications for the end of the universe as we know it.
Here is how that plays out ...
Inflation expands everything so much that a single proton is left in the entire observable universe [with all the black holes having evaporated via
hawkings radiation] ...
A proton being positively charged and having a definitive absolute mass means it exerts the force of gravity locally to it as well as its electrical
charge + magnetic field [which would be a monopole btw ] and that sets up various event horizons a set radial distance away from the proton.
Now since we know for a fact that the entire substructure of the universe is bubbling and seething with virtual pair particles ... eventually a
virtual pair will pop up [due to uncertainty of quantum mechanics] right on the fine lines of one of these event horizons ... lets assume a virtual
pair of protons [ normal and anti-proton = same mass opposite electrical charges] .. what is the result of that?
Normally they would both annihilate each other and disappear back into the virtual substructure of space time itself ... but that can't happen at the
event horizon as the horizon itself intereferes with that process.
Like charges repel and opposite charges attract [that why the virtual particles normally suddenly annihilate each other as opposites attract] and so
the virtual proton will be repelled electrically and magnetically away from the real proton due to same charges repelling ... the opposite is true for
the anti-proton which will be attracted to the real proton both by gravity and the electrical-magnetic attraction.
The real proton and the virtual anti-proton will meet and annhilate each other in a flash of photons in the gamma ray part of the emf spectrum and
they will haul away at the speed of light to the ends of the observable universe.
The remaining virtual proton is then REALIZED and becomes the only remain thing that MATTERS again.
Now anybody entering our observable universe from the outside [the cosmos is far more bigger ..infinitely so ok] would not be able to discern where
the energy for the gamma rays came from and that energy would APPEAR to have come from nowher and nothing at all.
Free Neutrons are not stable and do decay ...
While bound neutrons in stable nuclei are stable, free neutrons are unstable; they undergo beta decay with a mean lifetime of just under 15
minutes (881.5±1.5 s)
Personal Disclosure: I haven't provided any links at all and everything I have detailed above can be checked for its voracity via wiki.
I hope you can confirm the details above by doing your own research ok.