American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An elementary particle in the lepton family (not a meson), having a mass 209 times that of the electron, a negative electric charge, and a mean lifetime of 2.2 × 10-6 seconds. Also called mu meson. See Table at subatomic particle.
- n. An unstable elementary particle in the lepton family, having similar properties to the electron but with a mass 209 times greater.
- n. an elementary particle with a negative charge and a half-life of 2 microsecond; decays to electron and neutrino and antineutrino
- Contraction of mu-meson (the particle has now been recategorised as a lepton). (Wiktionary)
- Short for mu meson. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It was then realized that the particle found by Anderson could not be the meson of strong interactions, since it interacted far too little with matter, and it was then shown that this particle, now called the muon, is a heavy cousin of the electron.”
“A muon from a neutrino interaction in the AMANDA neutrino telescope at the South Pole.”
“The muon is about 207 times heavier (106 MeV/c2) and belongs to the second family.”
“The muon is a relatively heavy, charged elementary particle which was discovered in cosmic radiation during the 1930s.”
“Thus, in the mass range up to 1.4 GeV/c2, the electron and the muon were the only charged leptons.”
“In theory, during the trip, which takes a few milliseconds, some of the neutrinos should shape-shift from a variety known as muon neutrinos to tau neutrinos.”
“The muon is a heavier, less stable version of the electron, and it's produced in many of the collisions that occur in particle colliders like the LHC and Tevatron.”
“Very occasionally, however, a neutrino collides into an atom, producing from the wreckage another particle-known as a muon-that”
“Very rarely a neutrino will strike an atom, producing another particle called a muon and a shockwave, which results in a burst of blue light - which the sensors will record.”
“The group studied the material using a technique called muon spin rotation / relaxation, in which muons are implanted into the sample.”
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