K meson


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K meson

n.
See kaon.

ka•on

(ˈkeɪ ɒn)

n.
a meson with strangeness + 1 and either positive or zero electric charge, or its antiparticle with strangeness −1 and either negative or zero electric charge.
Symbol: K Also called K meson.
[1955–60; ka- (sp. of name of letter k) + (mes) on]
ka•on′ic, adj.
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It produces a particle called an eta meson six times as often as the K meson that theory says should be more prevalent, explains James S.
A Monte Carlo simulation was produced to better understand CLAS's backward angle detection of K mesons produced from the phi meson photoproduction process.
This disparity, called the charge-parity (CP) violation, first became apparent in 1964 among particles known as K mesons.