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subatomic particle

[¦səb·ə′täm·ik ′pärd·ə·kəl]
(physics)
A particle which is smaller than an atom, namely, an elementary particle or an atomic nucleus.
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Mr MacDonald told the court that, between 1976 and the end of 2006, a total of 1,401 nuclear particles had been recovered by UKAEA from the foreshore and nearby Sandside Beach.
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David Politzer develop the concept of "asymptotic freedom," which explains why quarks are unable to escape from within nuclear particles.
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Ne'eman discovered a classification scheme of nuclear particles based on mathematical symmetry, which led him to conceive the substructure "quarks," as the building blocks of all nuclear particles.

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