kaon

(redirected from k-meson)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

kaon

[′kā‚än]
(particle physics)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
(3) This marks the discovery of violation of CP symmetry in neutral K-meson decay processes.
It was about 3.5 times as massive as a pion but still only half as massive as a proton or neutron and was called a K-meson, which was sometimes abbreviated to kaon.
Three particle types - K-mesons and two types of B-mesons had been caught in the act before.