Previously unknown particle detected at Japan, China accelerators

06/19/2013 |

Scientists at two separate particle accelerators have spotted a potentially new kind of particle made up of four quarks. The particle, which physicists say may also be two particles bound together, was seen at the Belle experiment in Japan and the Beijing Spectrometer Experiment in China. "It helps us understand how matter's put together, and it helps us understand this underlying theory of quark interactions," said physicist Leo Piilonen.

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