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Definition of "kaon" []

  • Any of a subgroup of unstable mesons that consist of an electrically charged form with a mass 966 times that of an electron and a neutral form with a mass 974 times that of an electron, produced as a result of a high-energy particle collision. Also called K-meson. See Table at subatomic particle. (noun)
  • A meson that has a positive or negative charge and a rest mass of about 966 electron masses, or no charge and a rest mass of 974 electron masses (noun)

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Use "kaon" in a sentence
  • "Fast forward a few years to the mid-1960s, and another group found that a particle known as kaon violated two types of symmetry-charge and mirror, a CP-violation-when it underwent radioactive decay."
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  • "We had determined that the most effective target for turning a positive kaon beam into a neutral kaon beam would be made of osmium."
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