neutral particle


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neutral particle

[′nü·trəl ′pärd·ə·kəl]
(particle physics)
A particle that carries no electric charge.
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Neutral particles including massless radiation photons are located on the real energy axis.
In 1932, however, the English physicist James Chadwick (1891-1974) repeated the experiments and maintained that the best way of explaining the observations was to suppose that the alpha particles knocked neutral particles out of the beryllium nucleus.
The extremely high temperatures necessary for sustained fusion reactions are routinely reached in experimental Tokamaks by supplying energy to the plasma by one or a combination of three methods: compressing the fuel, heating it with an internal electric current, or injecting either superenergetic neutral particles (hydrogen atoms) or high-power microwaves.
These energetic neutrinos are created as electrons and protons are squeezed together, forming a vast mass of neutrons (the electrically neutral particles that constitute atomic nuclei, along with positively charged protons).
Monte Carlo Simulation of Neutral Particle Transport
Self-consistent kinetic calculation of ion and neutral particle distribution functions behind a plasma boundary layer.
The neutrino is a neutral particle with little or no mass and very little interaction with other particles.
instruments complete the package: A Wind and Temperature Spectrometer is to measure the electromagnetically neutral winds and neutral particle temperatures around the satellite, as well as concentrations of selected gases.
In that period, the SDI Office statement claims, significant improvements have occured in two DEW technologies: free-electron lasers and neutral particle beams.
These changes include; a dramatic deemphasis of chemical lasers; diminished interest in neutral particle beams and X-ray lasers, except for use in discriminating between warheads and decoys in midcourse trajectories; and promotion of the induction linac free-electron laser as the top-priority candidate for shooting down missiles in their boost phase.
When physicists first postulated its existence, the neutrino has to be a neutral particle of 0 rest mass, which was needed to properly balance energy in certain radioactive decays.