New Particle Discovered: LHC

LHC reports discovery of its first new particle (BBC Report. Dec. 22, 2011)


It is called Chi_b (3P) and will help scientists understand better the forces that hold matter together. ………

The Chi_b (3P) is a more excited state of Chi particles already seen in previous collision experiments, explained Prof Roger Jones, who works on the Atlas detector at the LHC.

“The new particle is made up of a ‘beauty quark’ and a ‘beauty anti-quark’, which are then bound together,”

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