B factory

variants: or less commonly B-factory \ ˈbē-​ˈfak-​t(ə-​)rē How to pronounce B factory (audio) \

Definition of B factory

: a particle accelerator designed to produce B mesons Indeed, at least one worker thinks Fermilab will be as significant as—and in some ways superior to—the “B factory” planned for Stanford University to explore why matter dominates antimatter in the universe.— Philip Yam, Scientific American, July 1994 Cornell will develop a smaller B-factory with National Science Foundation funding.— Robert C. Cowen, Christian Science Monitor, 6 Dec. 1993

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1988, in the meaning defined above

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“B factory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/B%20factory. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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