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Proton Questions and Answers (Q&A)

Samantha Stewart, Philanthropist
Answered: Jan 22, 2019
The antiproton is the antiparticle of the proton. Though stable, antiprotons are typically short-lived, because any collision with a proton will cause both particles to be annihilated in a burst...Read More

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O. Bickis, Corporate employee
Answered: Jan 24, 2019
Photons can be seen by using an electron microscope, which uses a beam of accelerated electrons as a source of illumination. As the wavelength of an electron can be up to 100,000 times shorter...Read More

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O. Bickis, Corporate employee
Answered: Jan 24, 2019
Yes. Think of protons and neutrons as each being made up of three quarks. As far as we can tell, quarks, like electrons, are point particles -- they don't have any size at all. The quarks in each...Read More

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E. Good
Answered: Jan 17, 2019
Protons, along with neutrons, are made of tiny particles called quarks, permanently combined after the universe cooled for a few moments from the big bang. Atoms are made of protons, neutrons and...Read More

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E. Good
Answered: Jan 17, 2019
Protons are stable because the proton is the lightest baryon. The neutron is nearly the same mass as the proton (about 0.1% difference in mass), and when you put conglomerations of protons and...Read More

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Samantha Stewart, Philanthropist
Answered: Jan 22, 2019
The nuclear ratio, or neutron-proton ratio, of an atomic nucleus is the ratio of its number of neutrons to its number of protons. Among stable nuclei and naturally occurring nuclei, this ratio...Read More

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O. Bickis, Corporate employee
Answered: Jan 24, 2019
For over twenty-five years, antiprotons have been detected in cosmic rays, first by balloon-borne experiments and more recently by satellite-based detectors. The standard picture for their...Read More

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O. Bickis, Corporate employee
Answered: Jan 24, 2019
Fundamental particles called quarks come in six different flavors. Protons are made of two up quarks and one down quark, while neutrons contain two down quarks and one up quark. A quark is a tiny...Read More

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O. Bickis, Corporate employee
Answered: Feb 26, 2019
Protons are the positively charged particles at the center of an atom and determine by their number what element the molecule is. If you were to remove any of the electrons, the negatively...Read More

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Samantha Stewart, Philanthropist
Answered: Feb 26, 2019
A haedron (hadron) is a class of subatomic particles that are made up of quarks and antiquarks and is divided into the mesons (comprised of one quark and an antiquark) and the baryons (comprised...Read More

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M. Porter, Senior Executive
Answered: Jan 17, 2019
Nucleons are either protons (positively charged subatomic particles) or neutrons (uncharged subatomic particles) , in the practices of chemistry or physics. They are known for their role as...Read More

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C. Block, English Professor
Answered: Feb 20, 2019
The discovery of the proton is a portion of a series of experiments and discoveries of atomic particles by several scientists, but the credit is generally given to Ernest Rutherford. In 1897,...Read More

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D. gray, Builder
Answered: May 17, 2019
While both the proton and the positron are subatomic particles with a +1 automatic positive charge, they do have some marked differences. The positrons are the same size as the electrons. Both...Read More

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Samantha Stewart, Philanthropist
Answered: Feb 26, 2019
The atom contains subatomic particles that are called protons and neutrons at the center in a dense area called the nucleus of the atom. Other particles circle around the nucleus in orbits called...Read More

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M. Porter, Senior Executive
Answered: Jan 17, 2019
Not bound to nucleons or electrons, the free proton is a stable particle that hasn’t been known to break down spontaneously to other particles. Free protons are found naturally in many...Read More

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