intermediate vector boson


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intermediate vector boson

n.
Any of three massive gauge bosons (the two charged W bosons and the neutral Z boson) that have one unit of spin and mediate weak interactions.
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intermediate vector boson

n
(Nuclear Physics) physics a hypothetical particle believed to mediate the weak interaction between elementary particles
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interme′diate vec′tor bo`son



n.
one of the three particles that transmit the weak force: the two W particles, one positively and one negatively charged, and the neutral Z-zero particle.
[1965–70]
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Noun1.intermediate vector boson - a gauge boson that mediates weak interactions between particles
gauge boson - a particle that mediates the interaction of two elementary particles
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Arnison et al., Recent results on intermediate vector boson properties at the CERN super proton synchrotron collider, Phys.
We take it as a sign that the intermediate vector bosons W and Z really are not fundamental, but instead are composite [9,10].

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