The most familiar subatomic particle is the electron, which is a member of a class of particles called the charged lepton. In addition, there are two cousin particles, the muon and the tau lepton. In this nine-minute video, episode 3 of the Subatomic Stories series, Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln takes us on a whirlwind tour of these interesting particles and answers questions from previous videos.
With this six-minute video, Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln launches a special series called Subatomic Stories. You will learn a little bit about both the exciting subatomic world and the entire cosmos — and see how the two are inextricably linked. Each episode will focus on a specific topic, but the series will tell a much broader story.