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Q & A: Are there force carriers between electrons and nucleons?s

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Most recent answer: 01/28/2014
Q:
is there any mediatory particle (like mesons) between the nucleas and electron?
- saba (age 17)
pakistan
A:

Hello Saba,

Yes there are.  For example a free neutron will decay into a proton, an electron, and an anti-neutrino.  Reactions like this occur by the exchange of virtual W and Z bosons. 

 

LeeH

 

 


(published on 01/28/2014)

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