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Single Idea 21149

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

Full Idea

Quarks have a property akin to electric charge, called their colour charge. It comes in three varieties, red, green and blue.

Gist of Idea

Quarks have red, green or blue colour charge (akin to electric charge)


New Scientist writers (Why the Universe Exists [2017], 02)

Book Reference

New Scientist writers: 'Why the Universe Exists' [John Murray 2017], p.26

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