The antineutrino in beta decay.

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Hello fellow physicists and mathematicians!

I am 15 years of age and trying to understand beta decay. At present I understand how the proton turns into a neutron etc... The problem is I do not understand how the decay of a W- boson turns into an antineutrino. I've read that the W- boson has spin of 1, ad the antineutrino a spin of 1/2. Does this mean the electron also emitted by decay of the w- boson has a spin of 1/2?
 

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Yes electrons are alos spin ½ particles
 

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