Alternative forms Edit
antiparticle (plural antiparticles)
- (physics) A subatomic particle corresponding to another particle with the same mass, spin and mean lifetime but with charge, parity, strangeness and other quantum numbers flipped in sign; a particle that has a reversed world line to another.
- 1988, Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes, page 75:
- There could be whole antiworlds and antipeople made out of antiparticles. However, if you meet your antiself, don't shake hands!
Usage notes Edit
- The symbol for an antiparticle is the symbol for the normal particle plus "bar" (e.g. pbar) or with a bar above the symbol.
a subatomic particle