axion

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Named by Frank Wilczek after Axion, a brand of laundry detergent, for its -on suffix and the notion that the new particle could "clean up" a problem in physics.

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axion (plural axions)

  1. (physics) a hypothetical subatomic particle postulated to explain some symmetry problems arising in the strong nuclear force.
    • 2000 Beam Line (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center)
      The axion is a candidate particle for the cold dark matter that constitutes a large fraction of the mass of the Universe.

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axion m (plural axions)

  1. axion

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