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Standard Model of Matter: Quarks & Hardrons

This section is part of the HSC Physic syllabus Module 8: From the universe to the atom, Deep inside the Atom. Let’s investigate the Standard Model of matter.

All matter is made of elementary particles, the building blocks of matter. These particles occur in two basic types called quarks and leptons.

 

What are quarks, and the quark composition hadrons?

There are 6 types of quarks:

  • Up
  • Down
  • Charm
  • Strange
  • Top
  • Bottom

 

Hadrons

Particles that interact by the strong interaction are called hadrons.