A particle diagram is a visual representation of the particles of a substance, with the particles typically represented as dots. Digital particle diagrams can also show the movement of particles within a particular subst... More »

A cyclotron is a particle accelerator that uses electrical power to accelerate charged particles in a spiral path. The collision of particles produces certain radioactive isotopes for medicine, industry and scientific re... More »

An atom smasher is a large installation commonly referred to as a particle accelerator. It works by accelerating electrons to a significant fraction of the speed of light and then crashing them into the nuclei of atoms. ... More »

The Large Hadron Collider is the biggest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world. The LHC consists of a ring of superconducting magnets 27 kilometers in length. This ring accelerates beams of protons and ions... More »

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A beta particle is an electron emitted from the nucleus of an atom that has undergone beta decay. The electron is called a beta particle as a way of distinguishing it from the electrons present in the atom's shell. More »

The term "charged particle" may refer to an ion, an electron, a proton, a positron, an alpha particle, an atomic nucleus that contains no electrons or another particle carrying a positive or negative charge. For example,... More »

According to Encyclopædia Britannica, a beta particle can have either a negative charge (if it is an electron) or a positive charge (a positron). Beta particles are emitted by unstable atomic nuclei. The emission of beta... More »