November 28, 2012

Atom Smasher Creates New State of Matter

Clara Moskowitz, Live Science

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Collisions between particles inside the Large Hadron Collider atom smasher have created what looks like a new form of matter.

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TAGGED: Particle Accelerator, Large Hadron Collider, States Of Matter, Matter, Gluons


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