Latest Exotic hadron Stories
For thirty long years, the scientific community has been searching for evidence that dark matter is comprised of exotic particles. A new study from Case Western Reserve University, however, suggests that researchers are looking in entirely the wrong direction.
For decades, physicists have searched in vain for exotic bound states comprising more than three quarks.
Scientists of the CDF experiment at the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory announced March 17 that they have found evidence of an unexpected particle whose curious characteristics may reveal new ways that quarks can combine to form matter.
Its name is Y(4260) and it is not a new humanoid of Stars Wars, but a particle identified for the first time by BaBar experiment: an international collaboration - formed by the large participation of the Italian physicists of the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (Infn) - that has its seat in Stanford (California).