Flavour

A characteristic that distinguishes different types of hadrons and leptons with different masses.

The six flavours of quarks are:

in increasing order of mass.

The flavours of charged leptons are:

again in increasing order of mass.

For each charged lepton flavour there is a corresponding neutrino flavour.


See also: Hadrons, Lepton, Weak Interaction, W Particles.

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Subjects: Physics