muonic atom

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muonic atom

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(General Physics) physics an atom in which an orbiting electron has been replaced by a muon
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The precise measurement of an exotic atom in the laboratory has refined scientists' understanding of neutron stars, which are among the universe's most extreme objects.
If in an atom we substitute one or more particles by other particles of the same charge (constituents) we obtain an exotic atom whose particles are held together due to the electric charge.
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