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Single Idea 21188

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

Full Idea

For the weak force there must be a corresponding 'weak charge', and all the fermions, all the quarks and leptons carry it.

Gist of Idea

Quarks and leptons have a weak charge, for the weak force

Source

Gavin Hesketh (The Particle Zoo [2016], 05)

A Reaction

So electrons carry a weak charge, as well as an electromagnetic charge. Like owning several passports.

Book Reference

Hesketh,Gavin: 'The Particle Zoo' [Quercus 2016], p.110

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