If you've ever been annoyingly poked by a geek, you might be familiar with the semi-nerdy obnoxious response of "I'm not actually touching you! The electrons in the atoms of my skin are just ...
There is a common analogy about the structure of an atom, such as the nucleus is a fly in the centre of a sports stadium and the electrons are tiny tiny gnats circling the stadium (tip of the hat to ...
I am supremely confused when something has spin or when it does not. For example, atomic Hydrogen has 4 fermions, three quarks to make a proton, and 1 electron. There is an even number of fermions, ...
Why should two sub-atomic (or elementary particle) - say electrons need to have identical static properties - identical mass, identical charge? Why can't they differ between each other by a very ...
The electron contains finite negative charge.The same charges repel each other.What makes electron stable and why does it not burst? Is it a law of nature that the electron charge is the smallest ...
Suppose that completely stopping a subatomic particle, such as an electron, could happen under certain conditions. What would be likely ways to get an electron to be perfectly still, or even just stop ...
A few quark related questions (I don't knowmuch about them other than there are 2 flavours concerning protons and neutrons) Why are there 3 quarks in a proton or neutron? Why not 2 or 4? Is there an ...
How do these particles exchange information about charge and position between themselves, even though there's mostly empty space between them? Also what happens if a free electron passes closer to a ...
The NOVA show on the string theory have mention once that the proton and neutron will be disappear in finite amount of time, then reappearing on somewhere else. Is there any experiment have shown that ...
According to latest modern theory on subatomic particles, electrons and protons are further divided into quarks, having fractional charges. My question is, why can't they exist independently? and ...
I am aware that electrons are moving in an empty space so basically there is no friction to slow it down and its velocity stays the same. However where did the electron get its energy from in the ...