Mysterious Leptoquarks Could Bind Both Types of Matter

Mysterious Leptoquarks Could Bind Both Types of Matter
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Physicists are hunting for an elusive particle that swings both ways, and if they find it, it could explain several bizarre results found at atom smashers around the world.

In modern physics, matter is divided at its most basic level into two types of particle: On the one hand are quarks, which most often bind together to form protons and neutrons, which in turn make up the nuclei of atoms. On the other hand are leptons.

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