T meson

T mesons are hypothetical mesons composed of a top quark and either an up (
T0
), down (
T+
), strange (
T+
s
) or charm antiquark (
T0
c
).[1] Because of the top quark's short lifetime, T mesons are not expected to be found in nature. The combination of a top quark and top antiquark is not a T meson, but rather toponium. Each T meson has an antiparticle that is composed of a top antiquark and an up (
T0
), down (
T
), strange (
T
s
) or charm quark (
T0
c
) respectively.

References

  1. ^ C. Amsler; et al. (2008). "Review of Particle Physics: Naming Scheme for Hadrons" (PDF). Physics Letters B. Particle Data Group. 667 (1). Bibcode:2008PhLB..667....1A. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2008.07.018.

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