from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of the baryons that are not nucleons, have a mass greater than that of the neutron, and are not stable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Physics) Any baryon that is not a nucleon; it is an unstable particle with a mass greater than that of a neutron.

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  • noun physics Any baryon with a non-zero strangeness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any baryon that is not a nucleon; unstable particle with mass greater than a neutron


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  • When the violation of parity was discovered I began a series of electronic experiments to investigate parity violation in hyperon decays.

    James Cronin - Autobiography

  • Hyperon-hyperon interaction makes the EoS softer resulting in a smaller maximum mass neutron star compared with the case without the interaction.


  • As large number of hyperons may be produced in dense matter, hyperon-hyperon interaction is important and included in this model.


  • We investigate the effect of exotic matter in particular, hyperon matter on neutron star properties such as equation of state (EoS), mass-radius relationship and bulk viscosity.


  • It was contaminated by a large flux of L0, and so was also a hyperon beam, permitting the first measurements of L0 cross-sections as well as the

    Jack Steinberger - Autobiography

  • Delta0 + gamma, which demonstrated the existence of the Sigma0 hyperon and gave a measure of its mass.

    Jack Steinberger - Autobiography

  • I moved to the larger machine where I continued to do some weak interaction experiments, like for instance the determination of the parity violation in the beta decay of the lambda hyperon.

    Carlo Rubbia - Autobiography

  • During this period, with a series of excellent students, we further studied hyperon decays.

    James Cronin - Autobiography

  • hyperon as well as differential cross-sections for the production of those particles by pions.

    Donald A. Glaser - Biography

  • Other experiments yielded information on pion-proton scattering, parity violation in non-leptonic hyperon decay, and the branching ratios in positive K meson decay.

    Donald A. Glaser - Biography


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