American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A semistable meson produced either in a neutral form with a mass 264 times that of an electron and a mean lifetime of 8.4 × 10-17 seconds or in a positively or negatively charged form with a mass 273 times that of an electron and a mean lifetime of 2.6 × 10-8 seconds. Also called pi meson. See Table at subatomic particle.
- n. physics Any of three semistable mesons, having positive, negative or neutral charge, composed of up and down quarks/antiquarks.
- n. a meson involved in holding the nucleus together; produced as the result of high-energy particle collision
- From pi + -on, as alteration of pi-meson. (Wiktionary)
- Contraction of pi meson. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
““The pion is usually pictured as a relatively simple system consisting of one quark and one anti-quark,” Dr. Huber says.”
“This is known as pion punch-through and gives a fake muon signal.”
“This means that a diagram with several interactions will give a larger contribution than the naive one with the exchange of only one pion, which is the one though that does gives a rough picture of the scattering of two protons.”
“If one of the jet's particles strikes the nucleus of a gas atom, the collision can briefly create a particle called a pion, which then rapidly decays into a pair of gamma rays.”
“Another type of elementary particle produced by the collision, called a pion, can decay into muons, but on average the pions wouldn't undergo this decay until they were, on average, meters from the collision.”
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“My work on its specific application to particle physics as a mechanism for generation of the nucleon mass and the pion was first published in 1960.”
“Please welcome your tied reigning D.C. cham-pion," announces Crane, who has emceed U.S.”
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“For example, a positively charged pion decaying to a positively charged muon and a muon neutrino is the mirror process of a negatively charged pion decaying to a negatively charged muon and a muon antineutrino.”
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