Heavy-ion meaning

The nucleus of a heavy element, such as gold. When such nuclei are caused to collide at high velocities, new elements are created.
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A charged microscopic particle that forms when an ion attaches to a dust mote or similar object.
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The nucleus of a heavy element, such as gold. Collisions of heavy ions are induced in particle accelerators to explore the internal structure quark structure of the nuclei; recent experiments suggest that the extremely high temperatures generated by such collisions can create a short-lived plasma of quarks and gluons.
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A charged microscopic particle that forms when ions attach to a dust mote or similar object.
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(nuclear physics) An ionized atom that is usually heavier than helium.
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