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Meaning of W boson in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF W BOSON

W boson play
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WHAT DOES W BOSON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

W boson

W and Z bosons

The W and Z bosons (together known as the weak bosons or, less specifically, the intermediate vector bosons) are the elementary particles that mediate the weak interaction; their symbols are W+, W− and Z. The W bosons have a positive and negative electric charge of 1 elementary charge respectively and are each other's antiparticles. The Z boson is electrically neutral and is its own antiparticle. All three of these particles are very short-lived with a half-life of about 3×10−25 s. Their discovery was a major success for what is now called the Standard Model of particle physics. The W bosons are named after the weak force. The physicist Steven Weinberg named the additional particle the "Z particle", later giving the explanation that it was the last additional particle needed by the model – the W bosons had already been named – and that it has zero electric charge. The two W bosons are best known as mediators of neutrino absorption and emission, where their charge is associated with electron or positron emission or absorption, always causing nuclear transmutation.
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W boson
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W¯¯玻色子
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bosón W
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W boson
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डब्ल्यू बोसॉन
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W بوسون
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W -бозон
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bóson W
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boson W
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W -Boson
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Wボゾン
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W 보손
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W boson
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bosone W
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W Higgsa
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W - бозон
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W boson
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μποζονίου W
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W boson
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W boson
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W bosonet
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «W BOSON»

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Measurement of the W Boson Mass and Width Using a Novel ...
This dissertation presents a direct measurement of theW boson mass (MW) and decay width (Gamma W) in 1 fb-1 of W → enu collider data at DO using a novel method to model the hadronic recoil.
autorMatthew J. Wetstein, 2009
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Search for Charged W Boson Decaying to Top Quark-antibottom ...
We present a search for a narrow resonance in the tb¯ mass spectrum using 1.9 fb-1 of pp¯ collisions at s = 1.96 TeV recorded with the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron.
autorJ. Clark Cully, 2009
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Measurement of the W Boson Mass with the D0 Run II Detector ...
This thesis is a description of the measurement of the W boson mass using the D0 Run II detector with 770 pb-1 of pp¯ collision data.
autorTimothy R. Andeen (Jr), 2008
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A Precision Measurement of the W Boson Decaying to ...
The resultant distribution is compared with predictions from NLO calculations using the CTEQ6.1M and the MRST02 PDFs. This is the first approved result for the W charge asymmetry from DO.
autorSinjini Sengupta, 2006
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Simulation of W Boson Production in the PHENIX Muon ...
The separate contributions of u, d, u and d quarks to the proton spin are at present known only from lepton semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering (SIDIS) double spin asymmetries.
autorKristin Kiriluk, 2007
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Story of the W and Z
6.4 Decay products of a W boson The W boson is a charged particle and both W~ and W+ are expected to exist. We will consider the expected decays of the W~ boson but the corresponding decays of the W+ boson are easily obtained by ...
autorPeter Watkins, 1986
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Higgs Channel Effects in W Boson Pair Production at High ...
I specifically concentrate on the W+ W- → l+/-nu ljj final state after realistic experimental cuts are imposed to identify the center of mass energy for which the Higgs exchange diagram becomes important, and which could be probed ...
autorElena V. Brewer, 2008
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The Ideas of Particle Physics: An Introduction for Scientists
19.2 The W boson The essence of the W-boson mechanism is that the two currents involved in a weak interaction process no longer couple directly to each other at a single point. Instead, each current couples to the W-boson wavefunction at ...
autorG. D. Coughlan, 1991
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Search for the Higgs Boson Produced in Association with a W ...
We present a search for standard model Higgs boson production in association with a W boson in proton-antiproton collisions ( pp¯ → W+/- H → ℓnubb¯) at a center of mass energy of 1.96 TeV.
autorJason Michael Slaunwhite, 2009
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Measurement of the W boson+bottom-antibottom quark ...
This is the first measurement of the cross-section of W +/-+bb¯ performed in any experiment.
autorMitchell P. Soderberg, University of Michigan, 2006
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «W BOSON»

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Tevatron Reveals Higgs Boson Properties—4 Years After Shutting …
Instead of studying the decays of the Higgses, they looked for signs of a Higgs produced in tandem with a Z boson or a W boson, particles that convey the weak ... «Gizmodo, Apr 15»
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Higgs Boson to the World Wide Web: 7 Big Discoveries Made at CERN
The two W bosons (W+ and W-) have the same mass but opposite electrical charges, while the Z boson has no charge. Their discovery was a major boon to the ... «LiveScience.com, Sep 14»
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Using the Higgs boson to search for clues
The Higgs boson could be the tool that leads scientists to the next big discovery. ... and the W boson, a particle that carries the force that mediates atomic decay, ... «Symmetry magazine, Aug 14»
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Had there been no Higgs boson, this observation would have been …
Ping! In this event, two W bosons collide and then decay into particles called muons (red) while the quarks that emitted the W's produce sprays of other particles ... «Science Now, Jul 14»
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Higgs boson glimpsed at work for first time
Now ATLAS physicists report seeing pairs of particles called W bosons scattering off each other inside the detector. This rare process can be used to test how ... «New Scientist, Jul 14»
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New evidence strengthens Higgs boson finding
The Standard Model predicts that the Higgs boson is the last elementary particle ... it also had no spin, and decayed into pairs of photons, W bosons or Z bosons. «Gizmag, Jun 14»
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Confirmed: That Was Definitely the Higgs Boson Found at LHC
Ever since the 2012 announcement of the discovery of the Higgs boson, ... rise to two high-energy photons, or a Higgs going into two Z bosons or two W bosons. «Discover Magazine, Jun 14»
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Higgs Boson Physicists Receive 2013 Nobel Prize
Just one year after a Higgs Boson-like particle was found at the Large Hadron Collider, ... The W boson, the carrier of the electroweak force, has a mass that is ... «Universe Today, Oct 13»
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Higgs boson closer than ever
Ever since CERN announced that it had spotted a Higgs boson-like particle on ... decayed into W bosons and how often it ought to happen according to theory. «The Hindu, Mar 13»
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Higgs boson results from LHC 'get even stronger'
The Higgs boson-like particle whose discovery was announced on 4 July looks ... one in which the Higgs ends up as two lighter particles known as W bosons. «BBC News, Aug 12»
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