How are Fermions formed from energy?

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So, if E=mc^2, then matter is formed from a lot of energy. So, how is energy organized to form a fermion? Are there energy "building blocks".
We all know that matter is formed from energy. I am wondering how that is done. I am assuming there is some smallest unit of energy, which I will call a "Planck Energy Block" or "Planck Block". I am also assuming these Planck Blocks may be arranged in different ways to form fermions. I do not know if there is only a single type of Planck Block or several types. I am hoping people can help me think this through.

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Summary:: So, if E=mc^2, then matter is formed from a lot of energy. So, how is energy organized to form a fermion? Are there energy "building blocks".

We all know that matter is formed from energy. I am wondering how that is done. I am assuming there is some smallest unit of energy, which I will call a "Planck Energy Block" or "Planck Block". I am also assuming these Planck Blocks may be arranged in different ways to form fermions. I do not know if there is only a single type of Planck Block or several types. I am hoping people can help me think this through.

Thanks,
Larry

An electron is a elementary particle. It cannot be broken down any further. There are no Planck energy blocks involved.
 
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Making up your own terminology in physics is a terrible idea. In general energy is not quantized the way you seem to think it is.

EDIT: I see perok beat me to it.
 
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An electron is a elementary particle. It cannot be broken down any further. There are no Planck energy blocks involved.
But it is a "particle" and has it's identity by the way the energy which comprises it is arranged. Do you disagree with this?
 
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But it is a "particle" and has it's identity by the way the energy which comprises it is arranged. Do you disagree with this?
An electron is not an "arrangement of energy" in any way way that makes sense. It has a rest mass, a charge and spin 1/2. That's what identifies it as an electron.
 
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I am assuming there is some smallest unit of energy, which I will call a "Planck Energy Block" or "Planck Block". I am also assuming these Planck Blocks may be arranged in different ways to form fermions.
Neither of these assumptions are valid, so no conclusion drawn from them will be valid either.

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