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Each interaction has an associated 'carrier', which classifies as a fundamental particle. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Scientists were excited by evidence for a top quark - believed to be the last, elusive 'flavour' of the fundamental particle. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We can manufacture antimatter, and split the atom down to fundamental particles. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The particle is less understood than fundamental particles, such as the electron or the quark. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The proton, like its nuclear relative, the neutron, contains two varieties of the fundamental particles known as quarks. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This link, or 'duality', was later found to be part of an even greater interrelated system of dualities between theories of fundamental particles. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was then unimaginably hot, seething with high-energy fundamental particles, and rapidly expanding into the cosmos that we see today. Times, Sunday Times (2010)According to standard particle physics, electrons and quarks are truly fundamental particles and can't be broken down any further. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Either result would imply the existence of other new, perhaps even more fundamental particles — and the need for accelerators to chase them as well. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Knowing what gives the leptons and hadrons — the fundamental particles that make up matter — their mass is hugely important. Times, Sunday Times (2012)

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