Definitions for hadronˈhæd rɒn

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  1. hadron(noun)

    any elementary particle that interacts strongly with other particles


  1. hadron(Noun)

    A strongly interacting particle such as a proton. A particle which is affected by the strong nuclear force. A hadron is composed of quarks.

  2. Origin: ἁδρός.


  1. Hadron

    In particle physics, a hadron is a composite particle made of quarks held together by the strong force. Hadrons are categorized into two families: ⁕Baryons, such as protons and neutrons, made of three quarks ⁕Mesons, such as pions, made of one quark and one antiquark. Other types of hadron may exist, such as tetraquarks and pentaquarks, but no current evidence conclusively suggests their existence. Of the hadrons, protons and neutrons bound to atomic nuclei are stable, while others are unstable under ordinary conditions; free neutrons decay in 15 minutes. Experimentally, hadron physics is studied by colliding protons or nuclei of heavy elements such as lead, and detecting the debris in the produced particle showers.

Anagrams for hadron »

  1. Hardon, hard-on; Hrodna, Rhonda

  2. Hard-on

  3. Hardon

  4. Hrodna

  5. Rhonda

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