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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.

tau

[tou, tō]
Τ, τ, the nineteenth letter of the Greek alphabet.

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.

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.

tau (tou),

n microtubule-asssociated protein, the function of which is to assemble microtubules that support nerve cell structure.
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With it, we can understand the recent OPERA measurement of a tau particle in a muon neutrino beam as well as the early measurements of muon particles in electron neutrino beams.
The theorists proposed that experimenters look for a process in which a Higgs decays into two tau particles, which are like supersized cousins of electrons, while the remainder of the energy from the original proton-proton collision sprays outward in two jets.
At the time of the announcement of the long- sought particle, Vickey was leading a team of 100 scientists searching for the Higgs boson using a signature involving two tau particles (a heavy but unstable cousin of the electron).