Single Idea 21210

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 4. Standard Model / c. Particle properties]

Full Idea

A cloud of virtual particles always surrounds a charged particle.

Gist of Idea

Virtual particles surround any charged particle


Brian R. Martin (Particle Physics [2011], 06)

Book Reference

Martin, Brian R.: 'Particle Physics' [One World 2011], p.96

A Reaction

Here's a nice fact for aspiring Buddhists to meditate on.

Related Idea

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