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Any of a class of particles, including photons, mesons, or alpha particles, that have integral spins and do not obey the exclusion principle, so that any number of identical particles may occupy the same quantum state.

[After Satyendra Nath Bose.]

bo·son′ic adj.


(Atomic Physics) any of a group of elementary particles, such as a photon or pion, that has zero or integral spin and obeys the rules of Bose-Einstein statistics. Compare fermion
[C20: named after Satyendra Nath Bose; see -on]


(ˈboʊ sɒn)

any of a class of elementary particles not subject to the exclusion principle that have spins of zero or an integral number.
[1945–50; after S. N. Bose (1894–1974), Indian physicist]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boson - any particle that obeys Bose-Einstein statistics but not the Pauli exclusion principle; all nuclei with an even mass number are bosons
gauge boson - a particle that mediates the interaction of two elementary particles
meson, mesotron - an elementary particle responsible for the forces in the atomic nucleus; a hadron with a baryon number of 0
subatomic particle, particle - a body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions
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It is logically lawful to guess that, in analogy to the second generation, this mass consists as well of three bosons (the average mass of each is 1 TeV).
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Bosons help slow particles down and let them join up with other particles.
Previously, the Higgs particle could only be detected through its decay into bosons.
Only about one collision per trillion will produce one of the Higgs bosons in the collider, and it took CERN some time after the discovery of a new "Higgs-like" boson to decide that the particle was, in fact, very much like the Higgs boson expected in the original formulation, rather than a kind of variant.
Its only piece lacking direct experimental observation is the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking, providing with mass the weak gauge bosons and it is related to the appearance of the SM Higgs boson.
In contrast, bosons are the particles responsible for the forces of nature.
The Report disclosed the correct structure of the Atom and how 5 Higgs Bosons responsible for mass and properties of all Elements were created from 3 Strings.