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Electron

The first few hydrogen atom electron orbitals shown as cross-sections with color-coded probability density

Classification
Elementary particle
Fermion
Lepton
First Generation
Electron
Properties
Mass: 9.109 3826(16) × 10−31 kg
11836.152 672 61(85) amu
0.510 998 918(44) MeV/c2Template:Inote
Electric Charge: −1.602 176 53(14) × 10−19 C
Spin: ½
Color Charge: none
Interaction: Gravity, Electromagnetic,
Weak

The electron is a fundamental subatomic particle that carries a negative electric charge. See also electron [1]

In industry[]

Electron beams are used in welding as well as lithography.

Usage[]

Electron microscopes are used to magnify details up to 500,000 times. Quantum effects of electrons are used in Scanning tunneling microscope to study features at the atomic scale.

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References[]

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  • Brumfiel, G. (6 January 2005)[5]. Can electrons do the splits? In Nature, 433, 11.
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