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Title: Big Questions: The Ultimate Building Blocks of Matter

Abstract

The Standard Model of particle physics treats quarks and leptons as having no size at all. Quarks are found inside protons and neutrons and the most familiar lepton is the electron. While the best measurements to date support that idea, there is circumstantial evidence that suggests that perhaps the these tiny particles might be composed of even smaller building blocks. This video explains this circumstantial evidence and introduces some very basic ideas of what those building blocks might be.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1149145
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; PHYSICS; PARTICLE PHYSICS; CERN; LHC; QUARK STRUCTURE; LEPTON STRUCTURE; QUARK; LEPTON; PREON; SUPERSTRINGS; STANDARD MODEL; QUARKS

Citation Formats

Lincoln, Don. Big Questions: The Ultimate Building Blocks of Matter. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Lincoln, Don. Big Questions: The Ultimate Building Blocks of Matter. United States.
Lincoln, Don. Wed . "Big Questions: The Ultimate Building Blocks of Matter". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1149145.
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