What are composite particles?


by Karimspencer
Tags: composite, particles
Karimspencer
Karimspencer is offline
#1
May9-12, 10:26 AM
P: 117
Please specify in a simple way.
Phys.Org News Partner Physics news on Phys.org
How do liquid foams block sound?
When things get glassy, molecules go fractal
Chameleon crystals could enable active camouflage (w/ video)
mathman
mathman is offline
#2
May9-12, 02:52 PM
Sci Advisor
P: 5,942
Composite particles are any particles which are made up of other particles. Example: protons and neutrons are made up of quarks and gluons.
Karimspencer
Karimspencer is offline
#3
May9-12, 10:50 PM
P: 117
Thanks , now can you tell me simply what is a quark.. sorry , i am only 13 years old

mathman
mathman is offline
#4
May10-12, 04:16 PM
Sci Advisor
P: 5,942

What are composite particles?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quark

It may be tough reading for you, but it is a thorough discussion.
jtbell
jtbell is offline
#5
May10-12, 05:37 PM
Mentor
jtbell's Avatar
P: 11,255
You might also try this:

http://particleadventure.org/

which discusses quarks among other aspects of the "Standard Model" of particle physics.


Register to reply

Related Discussions
composite particles de Broglie wave length Quantum Physics 2
A composite system of three particles with different spin Quantum Physics 2
Mass of composite particles in a non abelian gauge theory. High Energy, Nuclear, Particle Physics 6
What's the difference between fundamental particles and composite particles? High Energy, Nuclear, Particle Physics 5