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fundamental particle

[¦fən·də¦ment·əl ′pärd·ə·kəl]
(particle physics)
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Thus, the properties of fundamental particle masses (table 1) also support our model of hyperscaling.
The theory that the three forces which affect fundamental particles (electromagnetism, the strong force and the weak force) were once one force in the extremely high temperatures of the early universe.
Neither the proton nor the neutron is a fundamental particle. Rather, they are each composed of particles called quarks.
"Each fundamental particle behaves like a very tiny bar magnet or compass needle," explains Stefan Ulmer, a particle physicist at RIKEN in Wako, Japan.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists detected a fundamental particle of light-matter interaction in metals, the exciton for the first time.
The Academy said they'd awarded the prize 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".
The pair were honoured 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," the jury said.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited the two scientists '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'.
There are coupling constants, mixing parameters, and, above all, values for the different fundamental particle masses.
Two scientific teams at the European Center for Nuclear Research, or CERN, said that they measured a particle called "Bs" decaying into a pair of muons, a fundamental particle, Fox News reported.

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