heavy particle

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Noun1.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; a hadron with a baryon number of +1
fermion - any particle that obeys Fermi-Dirac statistics and is subject to the Pauli exclusion principle
hadron - any elementary particle that interacts strongly with other particles
hyperon - any baryon that is not a nucleon; unstable particle with mass greater than a neutron
nucleon - a constituent (proton or neutron) of an atomic nucleus
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In Japan, proton therapy for pediatric cancer and heavy particle radiation treatment for bone and soft tissue tumor have been recognized and accepted as one of the cancer treatment methods as it has been approved to be covered by national insurance since April 2016.
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Tenders are invited for MTPS-I BM Unit II Boiler COH 2016 -17 water Washing of Boiler Ist and II pass area - Removal of heavy particle of soot deposited on Water wall tube, platen SH coil and Reheater coil- Overhauling of water wall soot blowers & LRSB and allied works.
This explains why sand is considered to be such a heavy particle.
The Stokes drag term has been corrected using the heavy particle correction term, which is valid for particle Reynolds numbers up to [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
Dust-laden winds produced by the interaction of a low pressure system over Iran and a high pressure system over the Arabian Peninsula have kicked up additional sand upon reaching the UAE, leading to heavy particle suspension in the air.
Therefore, to produce a very heavy particle, a very large e is needed; that is, the protons must be accelerated to an extremely high degree of kinetic energy.
First consider the energy loss by close collisions of a fast, but nonrelativistic, heavy particle of charge ze passing through electronic plasma.
According to conventional wisdom, the most viable candidate for the dark-matter particle is the neutralino, a heavy particle predicted by supersymmetry--an unconfirmed but popular theory that would help resolve lingering problems with the Standard Model of particle physics.
As an initial step, the TBMF proceeds with a plan of establishing the Tokyo Bay Medical Frontier Center, a shared facility that will provide the cutting-edge cancer treatments such as heavy particle therapy and immune cell therapy.
This air cleaner is key to the performance of the generator, said Zortman, as it uses a heavy particle exhaust ejector that is able to trap the dust and debris produced during crushing, optimizing the engine's performance.