V particle


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V particle

[′vē ‚pärd·ə·kəl]
(particle physics)
The name first used for the unstable particles whose decay is responsible for the production of characteristic V-shaped tracks observed in cloud chambers exposed to cosmic radiation; they are neutral semistable particles such as neutral K mesons or lambda hyperons.
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