parity conservation


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parity conservation

[′par·əd·ē ‚kän·sər′vā·shən]
(quantum mechanics)
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The law of parity conservation stated that the parity of a particle, A, and its mirror-image opposite, B, would be the same, and the two particles would obey the same laws of physics.
Lee and Yang, and others, began to dabble with the idea that the tau-theta puzzle might be an exception to the parity conservation law.
Though the results were inconclusive, the seed had been sown--Lee and Yang teamed up to search the experimental evidence themselves for other types of particle interaction that might be exceptions to the parity conservation law.