neutral particle


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neutral particle

n.
A subatomic particle, such as a neutron or neutrino, that has no electric charge.
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Every time we find a hint of a new neutral particle that could account for this missing energy-or a new search method-it offers us a window into the universe that we must explore.
In the vacuum vessel, the fuel which is deuterium and tritium, will be heated with microwaves, electricity and neutral particle beams from neutral beam injector.
A neutral particle such as a neutron, photon, or neutrino has only a real energy.
Petersburg, Russia has developed and offers to others a range of plasma diagnostics and neutral particle analyzers.
The topics covered include neoclassical transport, neutral particle transport, power balance, and fusion reactors and neutron sources.
If such a neutral particle existed, however, it would be difficult to detect, for the various devices for detecting subatomic particles all depended on the electric charge these particles carried.
Existing fusion experiments have reached record-high temperatures using large neutral particle beam injectors running for several seconds at power levels up to 30 MW and energies up to 120 kV.
The TCV tokamak of the SPC was put into operation in 1992 and is currently equipped with a neutral particle for direct ion heating.
Shinichi Ishida, Head of Tokamak Program Division at JAERI said, "This means an important technical accomplishment for continuous injection of a negative-ion based neutral particle beam in the fusion reactors.
The Italian space agency and industry are also making a significant contribution to the mission, with responsibility for four out of the 11 experiments: SIMBIO-SYS, an integrated system of cameras for the observation and characterization of the planet s surface; the ISA ultra-sensitive accelerometer; the MORE radio science experiment, using the satellite's Ka-band transponder; and SERENA, an experiment that will study the particle environment using two neutral particle analyzers and two ion spectrometers.
In 1930 Wolfgang Pauli proposed the existence of a lightweight, electrically neutral particle to explain the problem of beta decay--the disintegration of an atomic nucleus through the release of an electron (also called a beta particle).