neutral current


Definition of neutral current

: a weak nuclear interaction between a lepton (such as a neutrino) and a hadron (such as a neutron) in which the electric charges of the particles remain unchanged

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First Known Use of neutral current

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Neutral current.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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