Definition of K-meson in English:

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Pronunciation: /keɪˈmiːzɒn/
Pronunciation: /keɪˈmɛzɒn/


Another term for kaon.
Example sentences
  • Scientists were expecting it to decay into a K-meson.
  • And observing a decay mode with a branching ratio on the order of 3E - 11 requires a prodigious number of K-mesons in order to achieve the desired sensitivity.
  • The surprising feature, however, was something that was not seen: the neutral K-meson was never seen to decay into an electron and a positron.


1950s: from K (for kaon) + meson.

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