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Single Idea 21189

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 2. Electrodynamics / c. Electrons]

Full Idea

Quarks, leptons or bosons may actually be made up of something even smaller, bound together by a conjectural new force.

Gist of Idea

Electrons may have smaller components, bound by a new force


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

A Reaction

Electrons are a type of lepton. Compare Idea 21180, from the same book. If electrons are not fundamental, what matters is not some 'stuff' they are made of, but a different force that would bind the ingredients.

Book Reference

Hesketh,Gavin: 'The Particle Zoo' [Quercus 2016], p.120

Related Idea

Idea 21180 Electrons are fundamental and are not made of anything; they are properties without size [Hesketh]