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The Muon

  • Mario Bertolotti
Chapter
Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)

Abstract

The muon has been the first discovered particle with a mass between an electron and a proton. Originally named mesotron [1] to indicate this characteristic, was later called meson (actually, after π meson was discovered, at first the muon was called meson μ).

Keywords

Atomic Nucleus Nuclear Force Cosmic Radiation Muon Decay Shower Particle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze di Base e Applicate per l’Ingegneria (SBAI)University of Roma “La Sapienza”RomeItaly

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