Friday, July 21, 2017

Visualizing the Innards of Subatomic Particles - PHYSICS

Last week, a new kind of heavy particle was discovered by physicists using the Large Hadron Collider.

“The particle, known as Xi-cc++ (pronounced “Ksī-CC plus-plus”), is composed of three smaller elementary particles called quarks—specifically, one lighter-weight ‘up’ quark like those found in protons and neutrons and two ‘charm’ quarks, which are a heavier and more exotic variety.”

For context, here’s a peek inside a more familiar particle—the proton—and a visual guide to other theoretical quark-gluon combinations.

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