or lambda baryon
any of a family of neutral baryons with strangeness −1 or charm +1, and isotopic spin 0. The least massive member of the lambda family was the first strange particle to be discovered. Symbol: Λ
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- lambda calculus,
- lambda point,
- lambda-b baryon,
- lambda-b particle,
- lambda-c baryon,
- lambda-c particle
Origin of lambda particle
First recorded in 1950–55
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An electrically neutral baryon having a mass 2,183 times that of the electron and a mean lifetime of approximately 2.6 X 10-10 seconds. See Table at subatomic particle.
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