electroweak interaction


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electroweak interaction

(ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈwiːk)
n
(General Physics) physics a type of fundamental interaction combining both the electromagnetic interaction and the weak interaction. See also electromagnetic interaction, weak interaction
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This theory was based on the fact that in the microcosm the weak and electromagnetic interactions are manifestations of a single electroweak interaction.
While this is true of the photon, the force particles in electroweak interaction are heavier than atoms - that is, heavyweights in the realm of particle physics.
At earlier times, in the era of grand unification when energies were even higher, the electroweak interaction was united with the strong nuclear force.
In more recent history the Nobel Laureate and member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the late Professor Abdus Salaam contributed to the great puzzle of the Unified Field Theory with his work on the electroweak interaction of particles, known as the Salam Weinberg Principle.
W], or Weinberg angle, in the successful theory called the Standard Model (SM) of leptons and quarks is considered traditionally as an unfixed parameter of the Weinberg-Salam theory of the electroweak interaction.
Japan) explains basic concepts and experimental foundations of the the unified theory of the electroweak interaction and quantum chromodynamics, known as the standard model of elementary particle physics, to graduate students pursuing a career as particle physicists or as physicists in other specialties.
Another approximation relates to the assumed sharp cut-off in the electroweak interaction at [r.
In order to obey Kuratowski's theorem, Nature had no choice but to bring in more particles, notably the leptons and the electroweak interaction bosons.
Many broken symmetries in QFT, such as violation of parity and CP invariance, are linked to either the electroweak interaction or the physics beyond SM [3-5].
For an example of such alternative theory to derive boson masses of electroweak interaction without introducing Higgs particles, see E.