• Question: How are electrons affected by gravity?

    Asked by ogoldfinch09 to Asif, Laura, Lena, Sean, Viv on 16 Mar 2012.
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      Sean Murphy answered on 16 Mar 2012:

      Anything with mass is affected by gravity. However the electron has a very very small mass, and electromagnetic forces are so large compared to gravity, that gravity gets swamped out by electromagnetism when looking at electrons. So gravity probably has a negligible effect on them.