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- n. a meson involved in holding the nucleus together; produced as the result of high-energy particle collision
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The pi-meson, the messenger of the strong force that keeps the atomic nucleus together, has an unusual property.
Nambu's theory also claimed that the pi-meson was a composite particle today we know that it is composed of quarks.
- The many pi-meson decaysresulted in a collimated beam of muons and neutrinos.