Subatomic particle

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Sub atomic particles are things smaller than an atom.


[edit] Types of sub atomic particles

Some sub atomic particles are components of atoms, like protons, neutrons, quarks, tiny neutrinoes and electrons these are a subset of fermionsWikipedia's W.svg. There are also bosons of assorted kinds including photons, gluons and possibly gravitons. One notable boson is the Higgs boson which was confirmed to exist in July 2012.

The list of sub-atomic particlesWikipedia's W.svg is, according to some theories, literally endless, and certainly very long. Particularly if you include the resonance particlesWikipedia's W.svg, whose existence can only be inferred by spikes in an energy-capture graph.

Some, perhaps most, sub-atomic particles have anti-matter equivalents, but photons, according to current theories, are the same in matter and anti-matter.

[edit] Quantum effects

Reality on the scale of subatomic level is different from the way reality appears on the macroscopic scale that we normally observe. We evolved to understand reality on the our natural scale; reality on the subatomic particle scale is perplexing and counter-intuitive to us.

Subatomic-particles have both particle-like and wavelike properties. It is also intrinsically impossible to tell, simultaneously, a particle's exact position and motion.

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