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Size of elemetary particles 
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Aug2113, 09:08 AM

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I stumbled upon this nice link showing the universe at different scales: http://htwins.net/scale2/
However, if you scroll down to the attometer scale you get to the elementary particles which have been given sizes. Does anyone know what these sizes mean? I thought elementary particles were dimensionless and so have no strict size. 


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Aug2113, 09:18 AM

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I'd guess it either refers to something similar to a "classical electron radius" or it uses their wavefunction to determine the volume of space they are likely to occupy and base the size on that.



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Aug2113, 09:18 AM

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Aug2113, 03:31 PM

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Size of elemetary particles
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