HZE particles | Article about HZE particles by The Free Dictionary
HZE particles[¦āch¦zē′ē ‚pärd·i·kəlz]
A component of cosmic radiation consisting of energetic heavy nuclei (atomic number 3 or greater); so named for their high atomic number (Z) and energy (E).
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Unlikely hydrogen protons, which are produced by solar flares, the mass of HZE particles
like iron, combined with their speed, enable them to penetrate solid objects such as the wall and protective shielding of a spacecraft.