W particle


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W particle

n
(General Physics) physics a type of elementary particle with either a positive or negative charge considered to transmit the weak interaction between other elementary particles. W particles have a rest mass of 1.435 × 10–25 kg. Also called: W boson See also Z particle
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W particle


n.
either of two types of charged intermediate vector boson, one positively charged and the other negatively charged.
Symbols: W + , W
[1970–75; appar. for weak]
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Transmitters of the weak part of the electroweak force, two W particles (one positively charged, one negative) and the neutral Z particle, felt the Higgs force dramatically.