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Muon

A muon is an unstable electrically negatively charged elementary particle with spin ½.

 


Explanation

The muon is a lepton of the second generation and is about 207 times as heavy as an electron. The corresponding antiparticle is the antimuon. Muons and antimuons are fermions.

M u o n s
µ
muon
µ+
antimuon

 


Additional information

The Italien physicist Gian Carlo Wick made the first measurement of the lifetime of the muon.

 


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