noun (plural charmonia /-nēə/)Physics
A combination of a charmed quark and an antiquark.
- The measurement of the production rate of the J / and other charmonium mesons was a key indicator of possible new phenomena in the pioneering CERN experiments.
- The hadron is represented by an external color field and the charmonium is represented by a small color dipole.
- Using the ingredients from those calculations we calculate also exclusive electroproduction of charmonia off nuclei.
1970s: from charm (sense 4 of the noun).
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