# Top Ten Coolest Quantum Particles

**PositronWildhawk**Particles are all fascinating things, but which do you find the most interesting? Vote. Or is your mouse in a superposition?

### The Top Ten

*1*

**Higgs Boson**

The Higgs, as I'm sure you know, is responsible for mass existing in all other matter (with mass), and will lead to explanations of most of the concepts that we have only so far perceived. Pretty cool. - **PositronWildhawk**

*2*

**Graviton**

Gravitons, if they can fit the standard model, may lead to a theory of quantum gravity; a relativistic holy grail. - **PositronWildhawk**

*3*

**Top Quark**

We know so little of it, but what we do know is brilliant. The smallest yet most energy-dense and unstable of the fundamental particles has so much to reveal. - **PositronWildhawk**

*4*

**Positron**

Had to put my online namesake in somewhere. The discovery of these was evidence for antimatter, and experiments with use of them have been used for creation of antihydrogen and for investigating the matter-antimatter anomaly. - **PositronWildhawk**

Which plays the role under the concept called "Quantum Entanglement"- Kevinsidis

*5*

**Gluon**

The gauge boson for the strong nuclear force. It's more than just an exchange of energy, though, it's the extreme density of energy wells that drives the strong interaction, and that is quite a quirk. - **PositronWildhawk**

*6*

**Muon**

Muons, as heavy electrons, have made great significance in evaluating energy differences in fundamental particles and in muonic atoms, so I think they deserve more attention. So does the tau particle for the same reason. - **PositronWildhawk**

*7*

**Neutron**

What really gets me with neutrons is how they only differ from protons by one simple quark. And they still have very different properties, with various explanations suggesting why the neutron is less stable that fascinate. If they don't boggle certain minds. - **PositronWildhawk**

Just an up quark and a down quark is what differs neutron from proton.

(I always thought neutron as the big brother of proton. ) - **Kiteretsunu**

*8*

**Electron**

Come on, the electron is applied to almost anything, and gave a lot in understanding atomic structure. Great thing, this. - **PositronWildhawk**

It would be delightful of how the electron behaves by making a wave function I guess,and finding the probability of the electron by using the wave function chart and using the equation [Schrodinger wave function(x)]^2 which I quite can't figure out of how to find the coordinate of the electron at its highest peak of its behavior.P.s the Schrodinger equation defines it and I sense that the electron could be calculated in joule seconds or something- Kevinsidis

*9*

**Strange Quark**

The strange quark is a strange customer. Leads to explain low abundance of non-atomic hadrons and explains strangeness interactions. - **PositronWildhawk**

*10*

**Neutrino**

An oscillating particle that was thought to be massless but oscillates to appear so; plus has previously unknown charge oscillations which may explain the matter-antimatter anomaly. Whoa. - **PositronWildhawk**

I wish I'd put the neutrino higher. - **PositronWildhawk**

### The Contenders

*11*

**Omega Particle**

*12*

**Kaon**

*13*

**Proton**

*14*

**Pion**

*15*

**Charm Quark**

*16*

**Photino**

If the photon is light, then the photino is... antilight?

*17*

**Photon**

Sometimes light acts as a wave and other times a particle!

*18*

**Antiparticle**

Antiparticle, subatomic particle having the same mass as one of the particles of ordinary matter but opposite electric charge and magnetic moment.

*19*

**Black Hole Electron**

In physics, there is a speculative notion that if there were a black hole with the same mass, charge and angular momentum as an electron, it would share some of the properties of the electron. Most notably, Brandon Carter showed in 1968 that the magnetic moment of such an object would match that of an electron.

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