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Image: Matter is made up of confined quarks.

Standard model of elementary particles

Image: Standard model of elementary particles.
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  Quarks and gluons

Image: The confinement of quarks.
Quarks and gluons inside protons are connected by tubes of colored magnetic flux. If the tube is broken then new tubes form between the quarks present.
At present, only two types of hadrons are known: mesons, where a quark is associated with an antiquark with its anticolor, and baryons, where three quarks with the colors red, green and blue combine to form a white particle (this property is at the origin of the term color for the charge of strong interactions, since it recalls the additive synthesis of "true colors").

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