[ sahy, psahy ]
/ saɪ, psaɪ /
any of a family of mesons consisting of a charmed quark and a charmed antiquark.
an early name for the J/psi particle.
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Origin of psi particle
First recorded in 1970–75
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British Dictionary definitions for psi particle
See J/psi particle
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Scientific definitions for psi particle (1 of 2)
[ sī, psī ]
See J/psi particle.
Scientific definitions for psi particle (2 of 2)
[ sī′prīm′, psī′- ]
An electrically neutral meson having a mass 7,213 times that of the electron and a mean lifetime of approximately 1 X 10-20 seconds, composed, like the J/psi particle, of a charm-anticharm quark pair. See Table at subatomic particle.
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