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high-energy

adj.
  1. Of or relating to elementary particles with energies exceeding hundreds of thousands of electron volts.
  2. Yielding a large amount of energy upon undergoing chemical reaction.
  3. Vigorous; dynamic.
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  • These mesons materialize only in high-energy nuclear collisions.

    LRL Accelerators

    Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

  • There were also comets and meteors and calcium-clouds and high-energy free nuclei, all of which acted as was appropriate for them.

    A Matter of Importance

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

  • The shielding had been torn away from one of the energy converters and exposed the room to high-energy radiation.

    The Highest Treason

    Randall Garrett

  • High-energy beams blasted, fairly volatilizing the ground as they struck in as deep as they could be driven.

    The Galaxy Primes

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • High-energy beams of particles can be used for selective destruction of specific areas of the brain.

    LRL Accelerators

    Lawrence Radiation Laboratory