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K meson

See kaon.
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(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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References in periodicals archive ?
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.
The violation of CP symmetry in B meson decays was first observed in 2001 (other than in neutral K meson decays) by two experiments: the Belle experiment at KEK and the Babar experiment at SLAC [37].
Lenz, "Higher-twist distribution amplitudes of the K meson in QCD," Journal of High Energy Physics, vol.