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subatomic particle

n.
Any of various units of matter below the size of an atom, including the elementary particles and hadrons.
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While a physicist might seek to identify the most basic particles of matter, a philosopher might wonder whether there are limits to our knowledge, or whether the findings of science can ever be certain.
The basic particles of the universe that physicists have identified--electrons, neutrinos, quarks, photons--are the "letters" that make up all matter, even you and me.
According to the theory of relativity, the great kinetic energy of the basic particles impacting into each other can transform into mass, so such great kinetic energy can be used to produce new basic particles.
The average chemical composition of basic particles (Figures 4-6) is very similar and it approximately corresponds to average composition of the bottom ash samples presented in the paper (Klika et al.

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