mu meson


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mu meson

n.
A muon. No longer in technical use.

mu meson

(mjuː)
n
(General Physics) a former name for muon
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traveled 437 micrometers and then decayed into a neutral charm particle and a negative mu meson.
In 1987 Scientific American ran an article on research being done in the then Soviet Union on ways to get fusion reactions to run at much more manageable temperatures by catalysing them with mu mesons.
Glaser, while developing the bubble chamber for detecting subatomic particles at the University of Michigan back in the 1950s, used to sit for hors in the student union staring into a glass of beer, looking for tracks of bubbles left by mu mesons -- energetic particles created in violent encounters between cosmic rays and particles in the atmosphere.