subatomic particle


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subatomic particle

n.
Any of various units of matter below the size of an atom, including the elementary particles and hadrons.
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In quantum physics, a subatomic particle can influence the behavior of another particle located very far from it, although there's absolutely no connection between them.
Muons are elementary subatomic particles with a negative charge, like electrons, but are much heavier than the latter.
GENEVA -- Scientists at the world's largest smasher said Wednesday they have discovered two new subatomic particles never seen before that could widen our understanding of the universe.
The fact is that this Goddamn Particle is a subatomic particle that gives all kinds of matter in the universe their mass, size and shape.
It was Indian physicist Satyendra Nath Bose after whom class of subatomic particles ' boson' is named.
It's long been accepted that six different "flavors" of particles called quarks combine to form larger subatomic particles.
Dozens of types of subatomic particle exist, and scientists suspect there may be still more to discover.
Each subatomic particle can be interpreted as the result of the interaction of energy in the "entropy-state" with one or more quanta of the a-temporal physical space.
He claimed that $12 billion was a cheap price to discover the sixth and elusive "top quark" subatomic particle.
For example, a subatomic particle can disappear from one orbit and simultaneously appear in another orbit.
Like atoms, subatomic particles can link up to form "molecules." A long-studied subatomic particle called Lambda (1405) is actually a molecule of two tightly knit particles, researchers report in the April 3 Physical Review Letters.
Higgs published a paper predicting the existence of a subatomic particle that came to be known as the Higgs boson.