vector boson


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vector boson

n.
Any of a class of bosons that have one unit of spin, including photons, gluons, W and Z gauge bosons, and the phi, psi, and upsilon mesons.
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Recent results on intermediate vector boson properties at the CERN super proton synchrotron collider, Phys.
A good description of the first excited positive and negative parity bands of nuclei in the rare earth and the actinide region has achieved [2-4] using the interacting vector boson model.
The vector bosons are acknowledged to mediate the forces between particles according to their characteristic features of lifetime and action range [13].
The photon would be joined by the photino, the graviton by the gravitino, the gluon by the gluino, and the W and Z vector bosons (how I love those guys
We take it as a sign that the intermediate vector bosons W and Z really are not fundamental, but instead are composite [9,10].
The purpose of the paper is to examine the ability of eqs (1,1) to describe also other kinds of possible interactions and their relative strengths at comparable energies; it will be also shown that further information is obtained about the vector bosons associated with the respective kinds of interactions.

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