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What is a Kaon?

  1. Nov 16, 2015 #1
    A kaon is a type of quark right? Is a way of thinking about it similar to the way a cell becomes specialized: a Kaon would be like a specialized quark?
     
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  3. Nov 16, 2015 #2
    A kaon is a meson (quark-antiquark pair) that contains a strange quark and either an up or a down quark.
    i.e.
    [tex]K^- = (\bar{u}s) [/tex]
    [tex]K^+ = (u\bar{s}) [/tex]
    [tex]\bar{K}^0 = (\bar{d}s) [/tex]
    [tex]K^0 = (d\bar{s}) [/tex]
     
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