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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The Higgs boson plays a crucial role in our world - it provides mass to the Z and to the related W particles through a mechanism known as electroweak symmetry breaking.
Physicists recount the research that began about 50 years ago for the mechanism that breaks the electroweak symmetry and generates the masses of all known sub-atomic particles.
In the coming years, direct searches at LHC will shed light on electroweak symmetry breaking and probe new physics models with new particles up to the TeV scale.
That is, here is a mechanical analogue of spontaneous electroweak symmetry breaking in the SM.
5 teraelectronvolts per nucleon that will help us explore the masses of elementary particles generated by the Higgs mechanism via electroweak symmetry breaking.
In seeking the agent of electroweak symmetry breaking, we hope to learn why the everyday world is as we find it: why atoms, chemistry, and stable structures can exist," writes theoretical physicist Chris Quigg of Fermilab.