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Fermilab physicists discover 'doubly strange' particle

September 5th, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Fermilab physicists discover ‘doubly strange’ particle

Batavia, Ill. – Physicists of the DZero experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered a new particle made of three quarks, the Omega-sub-b (?b). The particle contains two strange quarks and a bottom quark (s-s-b). It is an exotic relative of the much more common proton and weighs about six times the proton mass.

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