Positron vs. Proton

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Main Difference

The main difference between Positron and Proton is that the Positron is a subatomic particle with positive charge and Proton is a nucleon (constituent of the nucleus of the atom) that has positive electric charge; symbol p.

  • Positron (noun)

    The antimatter equivalent of an electron, having the same mass but a positive charge

    "The notion of a positron weapon remains the stuff of science fiction."

  • Proton (noun)

    A positively charged subatomic particle forming part of the nucleus of an atom and determining the atomic number of an element, composed of two up quarks and a down quark.

  • Positron (noun)

    an elementary particle with positive charge; interaction of a positron and an electron results in annihilation

  • Proton (noun)

    a stable particle with positive charge equal to the negative charge of an electron

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