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If a hydrogen atom were the size of Earth, the proton at its center would fit inside the Ohio State football stadium.
These particles can reach Earth with energies of hundreds of trillions of electron volts — dwarfing the mere 6.5 trillion electron volts of the protons circulating through the Large Hadron Collider in Europe.
Meanwhile, the hole can absorb electrons from water to form protons and oxygen.
Further testing showed that the feet contained a molecular pump that moves around hydrogen ions, or protons, to make acid.
Excess Since 2002, the detector has examined the neutrinos produced by more than 1021 protons slamming into their targets, roughly equally divided between selection for neutrinos and antineutrinos.
The chemical currency of cellular metabolism, adenosine triphosphate is produced only after protons are pumped out of the cell and into its surroundings, setting up a pH gradient across the cell membrane.
But there’s much more—protons and neutrons are made up of quarks held together by gluons, one of several types of boson.
Here are some of the basics: Uranium is the heaviest naturally occurring element in the periodic table, with an atomic number of 92, representing the number of protons in its nucleus.
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PROTON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of proton for English Language Learners
physics : a very small particle of matter that is part of the nucleus of an atom and that has a positive electrical charge
PROTON Defined for Kids
medical Definition of proton
protonicplay \prō-ˈtän-ik\ adjective
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