Fundamental Particle

A particle with no internal substructure.

In the Standard Model the quarks, leptons, photons, gluons, W+ and W- bosons, and the Z bosons are fundamental. All other objects are made from these.

See also: Elementary Particles, Gluon, Lepton, Photons, Quark, Standard Model, Subatomic Particle, W Particles, Z Particle.

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Subjects: Nuclear and Particle Physics