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A new form of matter has been discovered at the Large Hadron Collider




Scientists working with the LHCb detector as part of the Large Hadron Collider have discovered a new particle — a double enchanted tetraquark Tcc+. This is reported on the website of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).





The Tcc + tetraquark is the only particle known to science consisting of four quarks, two of which are charmed (c — quarks), while there are no charming antiquarks.

Charm is called the aroma-a quantum number that characterizes the type of quark, there are six of them in total. It is specified that the new tetraquark is a long-lived one, its lifetime is 10-500 times longer than that of particles with the same mass.

“The discovery will allow us to find heavier particles of the same type, in which one or two enchanted quarks are replaced by lower quarks,” the report notes.

Earlier it was reported that a new installation of the Electron-ion Collider (EIC) will be built at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (New York State) in the United States.

The Large Hadron Collider is an accelerator of charged particles on oncoming beams, designed to accelerate protons and heavy ions (lead ions) and study the products of their collisions. It is located on the border of Switzerland and France.


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