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boson (ˈbəʊzɒn Pronunciation for boson



  1. any of a group of elementary particles, such as a photon or pion, that has zero or integral spin and obeys the rules of Bose-Einstein statistics Compare fermion

Word Origin

C20: named after Satyendra Nath Bose; see -on

Example Sentences Including 'boson'

1983: CERN begins building large electron-positron collider to look for Higgs boson at a cost of at least £50 million
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
In part (A) of the diagram, we see how an electron and a positron create a virtual Z boson, which then emits a Higgs boson and becomes real.
New Scientist (1999)
Not for nothing is the Higgs boson known by some as the "God particle".
Times, Sunday Times (2002)


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