Particle Physics the electron, as distinguished from the positron
Origin of negatronnega(tive) + (elec)tron
An electron with a negative charge, as contrasted with a positron.
Origin of negatronnega(tive) (elec)tron
- The term was proposed by Carl D. Anderson, who had discovered the positron. He suggested it be used for the negatively charged particle only, with electron being used for either the negatron or positron. (See w:Electron.)
Attributed to Carl D. Anderson.