I wanted to edit my post to say that electron is the smallest particle in the atom. But the spacing is lost when I hit edit. Here is something from wiki:
In the physical, known universe we can say that an electron occupies the smallest area and has the least mass. In the quantum mechanical universe we can define the ‘smallest particle’ as a muan neutrino.
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