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τ

The 19th letter of the Greek alphabet, tau; symbol for relaxation time.

tau (τ),

(taw),
1. The 19th letter of the Greek alphabet.
2. Symbol for tele; relaxation time.
3. A protein that associates with microtubules and other elements of the cytoskeleton; tau accelerates tubulin polymerization and stabilizes microtubules; tau is also found in the plaque observed in patients with Alzheimer disease and in cerebral neurons in other neurodegenerative disorders.
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tau

An MRI term for the interpulse—time between the 90° and 180° pulses, and between the 180° pulse and the echo—used in a spin echo pulse sequence.
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τ

Abbreviation for relaxation time.

tau

(τ) (tow)
1. The 19th letter of the Greek alphabet (τ).
2. Symbol for tele and relaxation time.
3. A protein that associates with microtubules and other elements of the cytoskeleton; tau accelerates tubulin polymerization and stabilizes microtubules. Tau is also found in the plaque observed in patients with Alzheimer disease.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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In each of four cases, or events, one track caroms off at a new angle after about a millimeter--the giveaway that a tau lepton from the tau neutrino-nucleus impact decayed into another charged particle plus neutral companions.
Other Searches Involving Tau Lepton. Finally, both Belle and BaBar searched for CLFV [tau] [right arrow] l + h(s) decays, where a charged lepton of the same sign of the tau is emitted together with a combination of pseudoscalar or vector hadrons (e.g., [tau] [right arrow] l[[pi].sup.0], [tau] [right arrow] l[omega], [tau] [right arrow] l[[pi].sup.+][[pi].sup.-], etc.).
Abajyan et al., "Search for super-symmetry in events with large missing transverse momentum, jets, and at least one tau lepton in 7 TeV proton-proton collision data with the ATLAS detector," The European Physical Journal C, vol.
Tau leptons are copiously produced in the LHC accelerator, mainly via B and D decays and, to a much lesser extent, via W and [Z.sup.0] decays.
[14] CMS Collaboration, "Search for neutral MSSM Higgs bosons decaying to a pair of tau leptons in pp collisions," Journal of High Energy Physics, vol.