Hello and welcome to my blog about my life (science) and whatever else takes my fancy (hint: it's more science). You may call me Redford and I'm 19 Earth years old, currently double majoring in physics and chemistry in New Zealand. In reality I have no idea what I'm doing or what I'm going to do though so you'll find a little bit of everything.
Reasons why electrons are cooler than you
They just chill out all over the place until they’re observed, kinda like subatomic weeping angels.
They’re absolutely tiny, like, 5 times smaller than an up quark tiny.
They do chemistry.
They don’t have any constituents, they’re about as small as you can have a particle.
They have a negative charge, I have no idea why and neither does anyone else, but that’s pretty awesome.
They’re a product of the decay, like when a down quark turns into an up quark and therefore when a neutron turns into a proton.
They behave like a wave and like a particle (Like everything else really, so I’m kinda confused as to how a particle actually behaves).
The word electron comes from the Greek word for amber, because the Greeks noticed that if they rubbed amber with fur it would attract small particles.
Discrete energy bundles yet in an atom can absorb energy.
Static electricity, and making my hair crazy. Also Van der Graaf generators.