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Large Hadron Collider Finds Evidence of 3 Never-Before-Seen Particles

Science Alert

By  ALAN BOYLE, UNIVERSE TODAY
6 JULY 2022
 

Physicists say they’ve found evidence in data from Europe’s Large Hadron Collider for three never-before-seen combinations of quarks, just as the world’s largest particle-smasher is beginning a new round of high-energy experiments.

The three exotic types of particles – which include two four-quark combinations, known as tetraquarks, plus a five-quark unit called a pentaquark – are totally consistent with the Standard Model, the decades-old theory that describes the structure of atoms.

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