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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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6) In quantum physics, a subatomic particle appears only when it is observed or measured.
that quantum potential can be viewed as the origin of the mass of a subatomic particle.
But as they dig deeper and deeper into such particles, the crazier their behavior becomes, defying every known law of Newtonian classical physics for reasons only subatomic particles know.
The basic theory of the Higgs boson is the simplest way to account for the masses of subatomic particles.
It was the year 2000, and scientists at a European particle collider observed possible traces of the subatomic particle known as the Higgs boson--the presumed origin of mass itself and the most-wanted quarry in high-energy physics today.
Physicists at accelerators in Japan and the United States have detected a subatomic particle that may be unlike any seen before.
Installed on the International Space Station in 2011, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer collects and identifies cosmic rays, charged subatomic particles that permeate the galaxy (SN: 3/21/15, p.
In this collection of papers, author Christian demonstrates that BellAEs theorem is flawed and argues that long-distance actions between subatomic particles have another explanation.
Higgs "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider".
He shares the prize with Francois Englert of Belgium for their work in the "theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles.