The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), engaged in the quest for the Higgs boson, has turned up a heavier variant of a sub-atomic particle which was first discovered a quarter-century ago, scientists reported on Thursday at Paris.
The new sub-atomic particle named Chi-b(3p), which was uncovered in the debris from colliding protons. It comprises two relatively heavy particles, the beauty quark and its antiquark which carries strong force. These strong force causes the atomic nucleus to combine together.
James Walder, a British physicist said, “The Chi-b(3p) is a particle that was predicted by many theorists, but was not observed at previous experiments.”
“Finding the Chi-b(3p) is a further test of the powers of the LHC, which became the world’s biggest particle collider. Our new measurement are a great way to test theoretical calculations of the forces that act on fundamental particles and will help us more in understanding how the Universe is held together,” said Miram Watson, a British research fellow working on the Chi-b(3p).