Monday, 9 November 2009

About Protons | What is a Proton?

Protons are particles that are held together with neutrons by nuclear forces in order to create an atomic nucleus. All atomic particles have a particular spin that affects their movement, among other things, and for protons this spin is -1/2.

Protons themselves are made up even smaller particles called quarks.
There are up and down quarks and the proton is composed of two ups and one down.
They are held to each other by tiny subatomic particles called gluons"

Atoms consist of Protons, Electrons and Neutrons.
Protons have a "POSITIVE" (+) charge and Electrons have a "NEGATIVE" (-) charge while Neutrons have a "NEUTRAL" charge.

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