The Structure of an AtomImagine you have a chocolate ice-cream cone and you want to share it with all your friends. You keep on giving out scoop after scoop until you are left with too little to even get a proper scoop. Soon enough your other friends also gather around you and ask for a share and so the process goes on.
In the end you grind the ice cream cone into a small pile and start dividing the pile into even smaller piles. Soon you will be left with just a speck of the cone. Can this process go on or will it be curtailed at some point till you get a fundamental particle which can not be divided any further?. We will discuss this and more in this section.