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At one time physicists thought the electron was one of three elementary particles.
  an subatomic particle with negative charge that is found in all atoms and that acts as the primary carrier of electricity
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electron electrons
Strongly Associated with:   proton, neutron
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  • At one time physicists thought the electron was one of three elementary particles.
  • Electrons are focused by magnetic fields.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Actually my grades have been pretty good in them this year, but it isn’t because I’ve had a sudden epiphany about proton-electron interaction.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • I placed it by the bell under the Swiss book on electron-positron accelerators.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society

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  • No one cared that the Electrons had lost again.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • He dismantles the machine, stares into its circuits, lets his fingers trace the journeys of electrons.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Beauty is no more than a trick; a delusion; the influence of excited particles and electrons colliding in your eyes, jostling in your brain like a hunch of overeager schoolchildren, about to be released on break.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • The diagram of the atom has a nucleus, with electrons circling it.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • She and her father spoke in electron volts and joules-constructive energy output.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Red and raw like my brain, unable to shut down, thoughts crashing like electrons orbiting a nucleus of dueling emotions.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank

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  • I can’t think of myself, my body, sometimes, without seeing the skeleton: how I must appear to an electron.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • We call these elemental particles protons, neutrons, and electrons.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • He then removed a core sample measuring one centimeter in diameter and two centimeters in length from just below the right knee and analyzed it using an electron microscope, electron microprobe, mass spectrometry, X-ray diffraction, and X-ray fluorescence.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • The group had an atomic structure: a nucleus of nuts surrounded by darting, nervous nurse-electrons charged with our protection.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Babette of electrons and photons, of whatever forces produced that gray light we took to be her face.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • There was something heavy and languorous about her body, a kind of ray or electron that intrigued and lured him in spite of himself.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • But they had essential ingredients in common: "Social exclusion and the ethnicization of politics . are the two central elements to violent conflict in Burundi and Rwanda that, like electrons, spin around a core of massive poverty and institutional weakness."
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • I’d rather be a mass of electron tubes than a thing like a centipede-oh yes, I’ve seen that cartoon in yesterday’s Chicago Times!
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • I will speak from memory—my memory—a memory that is all refracting light slanting through prisms and dreams, a shifting, troubled riot of electrons charged with pain and wonder.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • The atoms themselves are composed of nuclei and revolving protons and electrons.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • Are you telling me that electrons and protons aren’t the same here, to get down to basics?
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • TOM STARED at the monitor that displayed what the electron micro-scope had uncovered.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • There he was no more than electrons and words.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • He was and is one of the world’s leading electron-microscope photographers of viruses.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • Protons, neutrons, electrons.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Electrons chasing each other.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • They asked, "If science explains the behavior of everything, from electrons to galaxies, then who needs God?" I decided I still did.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • And then it did . something with the plasma and got more electricity and less plasma, somehow converting the neutrons and protons of the plasma to electrons?
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Carl and I had done everything together in high school — eyed the girls together, double-dated together, been on the debate team together, pushed electrons together in his home lab.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • Through the use of electronic mirrors inside the computer, this beam is made to sweep back and forth across the lenses of Hiro’s goggles, in much the same way as the electron beam in a television paints the inner surface of the eponymous Tube.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • He really was let alone; he really was encouraged to do individual work; he really was associated with men who thought not in terms of poetic posters or of two-thousand-dollar operations but of colloids and sporulation and electrons, and of the laws and energies which governed them.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Electrons can’t be shared.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Protons have electrons.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • He accelerated the particle beam through a jet of xenon, stripping away the electrons.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • It echoed from the rafters in the gym: "GO, ELECTRONS!"
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • He insisted on keeping the exact procedure a secret, but it involved simultaneously injecting raw electrons into the accelerator.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The year before, the basketball Electrons had won only five of twenty-six games.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • With five seconds left in the game, the Electrons scored the hundredth point.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • He tries to envision the bouncing pathways of electrons, the signal chain like a path through a crowded city, RF signal coming in here, passing through a grid of amplifiers, then to variable condensers, then to transformer coils .
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The Institute hired him to operate its electron microscope, which uses a beam of electrons to make images of small objects, such as viruses.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • A glimpse, a pale shimmer on the air; a glow, aurora, dance of electrons, then a face again, faces.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • What is an electron but a mathematical concept?
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Similarly, he was unenthusiastic about the prospects for electron microscopy.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Now the slice, sitting on the grid, which was held in place by the tire iron, was positioned in the microscope, centered in the beam of electrons.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • I’m electron pusher by trade; I know what wide variety of components can be converted into transmitters.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • The nucleus looks like a raspberry, the electrons and their rings look like the planet Saturn.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Invisibly, electrons bumble down the wires.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • It means a system crash— a bug-at such a fundamental level that it frags the part of the computer that controls the electron beam in the monitor, making it spray wildly across the screen, turning the perfect gridwork of SNOW cXASH pixels into a gyrating blizzard.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • The Electrons had breezed through the regular season undefeated, but now the second season was about to begin: the play-offs.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
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