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Q & A: Quark content of a proton.

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Most recent answer: 02/03/2012
Q:
can a proton be formed using a 2 top quarks and 1 bottom quark?
- vrishank (age 20)
gurgaon,delhi,india
A:
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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LeeH

(published on 02/03/2012)

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