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ˈtɔ ɒn, ˈtaʊ-tauon

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  1. tauon, tau-minus particlenoun

    a lepton of very great mass


  1. tauonnoun

    An elementary particle, a lepton, having a mass almost twice that of a proton and a negative charge.


  1. tauon

    The tau (τ), also called the tau lepton, tau particle, tauon or tau electron, is an elementary particle similar to the electron, with negative electric charge and a spin of 1/2. Like the electron, the muon, and the three neutrinos, the tau is a lepton, and like all elementary particles with half-integer spin, the tau has a corresponding antiparticle of opposite charge but equal mass and spin. In the tau's case, this is the "antitau" (also called the positive tau). Tau particles are denoted by the symbol τ− and the antitaus by τ+. Tau leptons have a lifetime of 2.9×10−13 s and a mass of 1776.86 MeV/c2 (compared to 105.66 MeV/c2 for muons and 0.511 MeV/c2 for electrons). Since their interactions are very similar to those of the electron, a tau can be thought of as a much heavier version of the electron. Because of their greater mass, tau particles do not emit as much bremsstrahlung radiation as electrons; consequently they are potentially much more highly penetrating than electrons. Because of its short lifetime, the range of the tau is mainly set by its decay length, which is too small for bremsstrahlung to be noticeable. Its penetrating power appears only at ultra-high velocity and energy (above petaelectronvolt energies), when time dilation extends its otherwise very short path-length.As with the case of the other charged leptons, the tau has an associated tau neutrino, denoted by ντ.


  1. tauon

    A tauon, also known as a tau lepton or tau particle, is an elementary subatomic particle similar to an electron, with a negative electric charge and a spin 1/2. It is part of the lepton family and it is the heaviest type of lepton, being 3477 times more massive than the electron. Tauons decay via the weak force into other particles. The existence of tauons was first proposed by physicist Martin Lewis Perl in 1975.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tauon in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tauon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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