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can a proton be formed using a 2 top quarks and 1 bottom quark?
- vrishank (age 20)
Yes. According to the quark model the top quarks have charge +2/3 whereas the bottom quarks have charge -1/3. Add them up and you get a net charge of +1, just right for a proton. Similarly, a neutron contains two bottom quarks and one top quark.
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(published on 02/08/12)
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