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particle

noun atom, bit, component part, crumb, cutting, fragment, grain, granule, hint, mite, modicum, moiety, molecule, morsel, piece, pittance, point, scintilla, snippet, speck, spot, suggestion, trace
See also: constituent, element, iota, minimum, modicum, part, portion, scintilla
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It is important to underline that this idea, according to which the total force acting on subatomic particles can be seen as the effect of the entropic energy shifting between different QS, appears consistent also on the ground of the results of space-time reticular dynamics mentioned in chapter 2.
Subatomic particles, by their very freedom, serve to remind us of our true potential as conscious beings in a conscious universe.
This, in turn, could help scientists demarcate the boundary - if there is one - between the quantum world of subatomic particles and the classical (macroscopic) world you and I inhabit.
For example, a subatomic particle can appear in two places at the same time.
The verdict: The long-sought subatomic particle known as the Higgs boson almost certainly exists, and may change the way we view and study the physical world.
The experiment, dubbed K2K, marked a vast increase on the longest previously observed distance traveled by subatomic particles -- 1 km -- as well as the first step toward verifying the results of experiments, conducted in water last year, that suggested neutrinos possess mass.
The "liquid" in its name refers to the state of the quantum spins of its constituent electrons - one of the most intrinsic properties subatomic particles possess.
Certain neutrons, or subatomic particles, with low energy signal the presence of hydrogen, which along with oxygen combines to make water ([H.
Experts are now scrutinizing three solar variables as likely agents of terrestrial change: the sun's overall brightness, which is seen as affecting temperatures; the sun's ultraviolet rays, which are seen as affecting winds and ozone production high in the atmosphere; and the sun's storms of magnetic fields and subatomic particles, which are seen as affecting rainfall and the amount of cloud cover.
For twenty years, it had been assumed that the atomic nucleus was made up of protons and electrons, since these were the only two subatomic particles known.
He engages students by narrating interesting stories about electromagnets, subatomic particles, astrophysics, and the origins of life.
The Higgs boson was first proposed as a theoretical particle in the 1960s as an answer to the question of why other subatomic particles have mass, and why electromagnetic force has a much longer range than the weak nuclear force, which is responsible for radioactive decay.