mesotron


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mesotron

(ˈmɛsəˌtrɒn)
n
(Atomic Physics) a former name for meson
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Noun1.mesotron - an elementary particle responsible for the forces in the atomic nucleus; a hadron with a baryon number of 0
b-meson - exceedingly short-lived meson
boson - any particle that obeys Bose-Einstein statistics but not the Pauli exclusion principle; all nuclei with an even mass number are bosons
hadron - any elementary particle that interacts strongly with other particles
J particle, psi particle - a neutral meson with a large mass
K particle, kaon, kappa-meson, k-meson - an unstable meson produced as the result of a high-energy particle collision
pi-meson, pion - a meson involved in holding the nucleus together; produced as the result of high-energy particle collision
References in periodicals archive ?
Wollan, "The nature of the primary cosmic radiation and the origin of the mesotron," Physical Review, vol.
The name mesotron was given to this exchange particle.
The new particle was called a mesotron, from a Greek word for "intermediate," and this was eventually shortened to meson.