Existence of Exotic Hadron Confirmed

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  A CERN collaboration has just announced results that confirm the existence of exotic hadrons — a type of subatomic particle that can’t be classified using the traditional quark model. This very exotic state looks strangely like a particle made up of four quarks.    Let’s step back a bit. Quarks are one of the […]

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Two New Sub-Atomic Particles Discovered at CERN

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Two never-before-seen particles have just been detected at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest particle accelerator, by the international LHCb collaboration. Known as Xi_b’- and Xi_b*-, the new particles belong to the baryon family.  Baryons are made from three fundamental, subatomic particles called quarks, bound together by a strong force. The more familiar protons […]

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