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Electron

Electrons are elementary particles with a negative electric charge with spin ½.

 


Explanation

The electron is the lightest electrically charged lepton. The corresponding anti particle is the positron. Electrons and positrons are fermions.

E l e c t r o n s
e
electron
e+
positron

Electrons move in an atom. The atomic nucleus consists of protons and neutrons.

 


Additional information

The electron was discovered in 1897 by the British physicist J. J. Thomson.

 


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