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Is Charge Due To Spin?

  1. Jul 17, 2010 #1
    Is the proton charged positively due to the quarks spin? Same for the neutron. The photon does not have charge even though it has spin. What causes electrical charge?
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  3. Jul 17, 2010 #2


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    No, charge is just a property of matter like mass. Quarks themselves have a charge before they become part of a hadron.

    Electrons, which aren't quarks, also have charge.
  4. Jul 17, 2010 #3
  5. Jul 17, 2010 #4
    Neutrino's have spin, but no electric charge.
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