Mar 28, 2019

Physicists Discover a Mysterious New Class of Particles Containing Five Quarks

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Everything you see around you is made up of elementary particles called quarks and leptons, which can combine to form bigger particles such as protons or atoms.

But that doesn’t make them boring – these subatomic particles can also combine in exotic ways we’ve never spotted.

Now CERN’s LHCb collaboration has announced the discovery of a clutch of new particles dubbed “pentaquarks”. The results can help unveil many mysteries of the theory of quarks, a key part of the standard model of particle physics.

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