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Idea

The electron is one of the fundamental particles/matter fields in the standard model of particle physics, one of the leptons.

Mathematically, the electron is a quantum of a Dirac field.

In quantum electrodynamics the electron interacts with the photon via the electron-photon interaction.

Properties


flavors of fundamental fermions in the
standard model of particle physics
generation of fermions1st generation2nd generation3d generation
quarks
up-typeup quarkcharm quarktop quark
down-typedown quarkstrange quarkbottom quark
leptons
chargedelectronmuontauon
neutralelectron neutrinomuon neutrinotau neutrino

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