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The Higgs Boson

Symbol: H0
Group: boson, gauge boson
Rest mass: 135 u
Charge: 0
Mean lifetime: ?
Spin: 0
The Higgs boson is a very short-lived particle, which implies the existence of the Higgs field. The Higgs field gives mass to the W bosons and the Z boson as well as to leptons und quarks.



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