Thursday, January 19, 2012

No sign of Higgs but they did find a Quarkonium


The particle—the Chi-b(3P)—is a boson particle, like the famous Higgs particle, but is made up of two very heavy objects held together by a strong force, said the researchers. The Higgs is currently thought to exist as a single object.
Chi-b(3P) had been previously predicted but had until now remained unobserved. The Chi-b(3P) is a new way of binding together a “beauty quark and its antiquark”—collectively known as quarkonium, said the scientists in their research paper.

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