What are leptons?


A lepton is an elementary particle and a fundamental constituent of matter. The best known of all leptons is the electron, which governs nearly all of chemistry as it is found in atoms. There are only two classes of leptons which include: charged leptons and neutral leptons.
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Leptons and quarks are the basic building blocks of matter, i.e., they are seen as the 'elementary particles'. There are six leptons in the present structure, the electron, muon, and tau particles... More »
A lepton is a type of particle; specifically a lepton is a fermion. This means that they only have half of the spin capacity of other particles. Lepton along with quarks help to create matter. You can find more information here: http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/Particles/lepton.html
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