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Single Idea 21199

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

Full Idea

The muon, like all fermions, spins - and because a spinning electric charge generates a magnetic field all fermions act like tiny bar magnets.

Gist of Idea

Spinning electric charge produces magnetism, so all fermions are magnets


Gavin Hesketh (The Particle Zoo [2016], 11)

Book Reference

Hesketh,Gavin: 'The Particle Zoo' [Quercus 2016], p.272