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tau lepton

noun, Physics.
1.
an unstable lepton with a mass approximately 3500 times that of the electron. Symbol: T.
Also called tau, tauon.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80
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  • We used a beam enhanced in tau neutrinos and photographic emulsion to identify the tau lepton produced in the interaction.
  • In the standard electroweak theory, the tau lepton belongs to the same family as electrons and muons.

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