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Physicists have also discovered particles from four quarks at CERN near Geneva and at Fermilab in the USA. Fermilab
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Particle physicists are discovering more and more exotic particles with more than three quarks © iStock / scinexx

Teilchenphysiker entdecken immer mehr exotische Teilchen mit mehr als drei Quarks © iStock/ scinexx

Growth in the particle zoo

In Search of the Secret of Tetraquark and Co

The smallest building blocks of matter give up puzzles - today more than ever. For just in recent years, physicists have discovered some subatomic particles that do not fit into the usual scheme. These include particles with four or even more quarks. How these particles come about and how they are structured has so far been open - and the subject of intensive research.

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- Nadja Podbregar