An electron is a stable, elementary, negatively charged
particle. Electrons have the smallest amount of mass of all the subatomic
particles. Electrons may be in bound states around nuclei where they determine
chemical properties of elements, may radiate through space as electron beams,
or through conductors to form an electrical current. Electrons are spin 1/2
fermions and interact via the electromagnetic and weak forces.
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