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This is a list of particles in particle physics, including currently known and hypothetical elementary particles, as well as the composite particles that can be built up from them.

Quark structure proton: 2 up quarks and 1 down quark.
Quarks[edit]

Quarks interact via the color force. Their respective antiparticles are known as antiquarks. Quarks exist in six flavors:

Leptons[edit]

Leptons do not interact via the color force. Their respective antiparticles are known as antileptons. (The antiparticle of the electron is called the positron for historical reasons.) There are six leptons, listed here with its corresponding antiparticle: