what are quarks?

Asked by Yash Gupta | 10th Jan, 2014, 09:16: PM

Expert Answer:

  • Quarks are believed to be the basic building blocks of protons, neutrons and a wide variety of other, heavier particles, collectively called hadrons. 
  • Just as atoms are primarily composed of different combinations of protons, neutrons and electrons, hadrons are believed to be composed of different combinations of quarks. 
  • Quarks are usually thought of as elementary particles, i.e. particles that cannot be further broken down into other particles by any known means.

Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 13th Jan, 2014, 09:51: AM

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