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Nuclear & particle physics

Of or realting to the field of physics that involves the properties and interactions of atomic nuclei.

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Nuclear & particle physics

chain reaction

Physics; Nuclear & particle physics

A kind of nuclear fission in which neutrons that are released by the splitting of the nucleus of one atom strike the nuclei of other atoms.

Fermi

Physics; Nuclear & particle physics

American scientist who brought about the first man-made nuclear reaction in 1942 and developed the atomic bomb.

fission

Physics; Nuclear & particle physics

The splitting of the nucleus of an atom into two or more nuclei. Fission releases energy in the form of radiation.

Hahn

Physics; Nuclear & particle physics

German scientist who studied radioactive elements and helped discover new ones. He discovered nuclear fission.

linear accelerator

Physics; Nuclear & particle physics

A machine that causes particles of an atom, such as protons and electrons, to move very fast through a straight tube.

Higgs boson

Physics; Nuclear & particle physics

The Higgs boson, often called "God Particle", is a massive scalar elementary particle that has been suspected to exist since the 1960s. It is one of the particles of the Standard Model that explains ...

mushroom cloud

Physics; Nuclear & particle physics

A cloud of smoke that is shaped like a mushroom, especially one caused by an atomic bomb.

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