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hadron

(ha′dron″)
A member of a group of subatomic particles including the proton and the neutron. Tightly focused beams of hadrons are used in radiation therapy to destroy cancerous tissue.
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Reuther joined Hadron in 1999, when the Company acquired Avenue Technologies, Inc.
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First of all, we told them that our conclusions about the Higgs were only tentative and needed further confirmation, then we explained that even if we had found it, it was not THE Higgs Boson, but only A Higgs Boson, and there might be a lot more of them that we should keep looking for; and then we told them that this is, after all, a large hadron collider, and we really ought to be trying to collide some small hadrons too, which could lead to the discovery of a smaller Higgs Boson, which would take up less space than the Higgs Boson we've got already, thus leaving room for any further discoveries that might be made in the fullness of time.
Beginning in 2015, the experiments will be similar to those at the Large Hadron Collider, which fire tiny particles at each other at the speed of light in an attempt to recreate the Big Bang and discover exactly how the universe was created.
The Black Country engineering company, which was founded more than 60 years ago, is one of only 10 firms worldwide to be awarded special gold plaques from Geneva for Exceptional Engineering work on the Hadron Collider.
Computer simulated image of a cutaway section of the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) depicts a Higgs particle as it decays.
Huddersfield University has become a world-class centre for particle accelerator research with a smaller version of the Large Hadron Collider.
The department's advisory panel on high-energy physics had recommended that the Tevatron operate for three additional years after the European consortium CERN announced in early 2010 that its more powerful Large Hadron Collider would close down during all of 2012 for repairs.
PRESENT AT THE CREATION: THE STORY OF CERN AND THE LARGE HADRON COLLIDER comes from an author who interviewed directors and scientists and who was allowed rare access to the lab at CERN.
We begin the present paper by reiterating that given the extent and complexity of hadron and nuclear phenomena, any attempt for an exhaustive review of new ideas is outright unpractical.
Birmingham's physicists are playing vital roles in ALICE and ATLAS, two of the four main detectors at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, where the Large Hadron Collider is based, that record the results of these collisions.
Cast your mind back to last year and you may recall the Large Hadron Collider at Cern in Switzerland that broke almost as soon as it was turned on and had to be turned off again for repairs.