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gigaelectron volt

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gigaelectron volt (plural gigaelectron volts)

  1. One thousand million electron volts, abbreviated as GeV.
    • 2012 July 4, Paul Rincon, “Higgs boson-like particle discovery claimed at LHC”, bbc.co.uk:
      The CMS team claimed they had seen a "bump" in their data corresponding to a particle weighing in at 125.3 gigaelectronvolts (GeV) - about 133 times heavier than the protons that lie at the heart of every atom.
      They claimed that by combining two data sets, they had attained a confidence level just at the "five-sigma" point - about a one-in-3.5 million chance that the signal they see would appear if there were no Higgs particle.