heavy particle

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Synonyms for heavy particle

any of the elementary particles having a mass equal to or greater than that of a proton and that participate in strong interactions

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Its core technologies and products include "The Force," fuel additives, CFC-free refrigerants, water purification and heavy particle beam developments.
Rare, extreme examples of clusters caught in the act of colliding seem to be challenging the accepted view that dark matter is made up of heavy particles.
11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UT Southwestern Medical Center is leading a Texas consortium of researchers to establish the country's first National Center for Heavy Ion Radiation Therapy that could provide clinical care and research using heavy particles for innovative new cancer treatments.
Heavy particles such as protons lodge within the wall, while lighter electrons bounce off it, he says.
The most popular theory holds that dark matter is made up of relatively heavy particles which, when they encounter one another, "annihilate" with a flash of light that the Fermi telescope can see.
Like other heavy particles, the Higgs decays into lighter particles, which then decay into even lighter ones.
Heavy particles slowly settle to the tank bottom, while the lighter fluids rise to the top-and in between there's a mixture that remains unseparated.
Perhaps these difficulties can be resolved by a better model for the heavy particles based on the PV theory.
ALICE hopes to recreate and study the primordial soup that existed a millionth of a second after the Big Bang, while ATLAS will search for new heavy particles such as the Higgs boson and possible evidence for dark matter.
Proton beam therapy involves generating a beam of heavy particles, which targets cancer tumours very precisely with a high dose of radiation but does not damage surrounding tissue.
In another case study, stone and hard landscaping product manufacturer Marshalls uses a settlement technique at Ramsbottom, Lancashire, to separate heavy particles from wastewater, recycling the extracted material.
The energy that is created in the collision can be converted into heavy particles.
In order to produce them we have to smash protons at high speeds and thus make new, very heavy particles.
The incombustible heavy particles fraction is discharged with a low moisture content (Fig.