K meson

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K meson

See kaon.


(ˈkeɪ ɒn)

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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The neutral K meson consists of a d-quark and an anti-s-quark, s.
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.