parity conservation


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parity conservation

n.
A principle in physics stating that two systems that are mirror images of each other, such as left-spinning and right-spinning particles, should behave identically. The principle does not hold for weak interactions of subatomic particles.
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Wu et al [6], Co-60 nuclei were polarized at T ~ 0.003 K and the parity conservation was tested.
(1956) Question of parity conservation in weak interactions.
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