charge quantization

charge quantization

[′chärj ‚kwan·tə′zā·shən]
(electricity)
The principle that the electric charge of an object must equal an integral multiple of a universal basic charge.
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Is the second quantizing component responsible for the intra-particle mass and charge quantization, for the generational property, as well as the (inter-particle?
represent the first tests of charge quantization for the positron and antiproton, which, with the available experimental results, are at a much lower precision than the tests for electrons, protons, and neutrons," the researchers write.