w-particle

W particle

noun Physics.
either of two types of charged intermediate vector bosons, one having a positive charge and the other a negative charge. Symbols: W + , W
Also called W boson.


Origin:
1970–75; apparently for weak

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W particle
 
n
physics See also Z particle Also called: W boson a type of elementary particle with either a positive or negative charge considered to transmit the weak interaction between other elementary particles. W particles have a rest mass of 1.435 × 10--25 kg

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W particle  
See W boson.
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