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Brookhaven Physicists Produce "Doubly Strange Nuclei"; First Large-Scale Production Of Nuclei Containing Two Strange Quarks

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August 21, 2001
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Strange science has taken a great leap forward at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. There, physicists have produced a significant number of "doubly strange nuclei," or nuclei containing two strange quarks. Studies of these nuclei will help scientists explore the forces between nuclear particles, particularly within so-called strange matter, and may contribute to a better understanding of neutron stars, the superdense remains of burnt-out stars, which are thought to contain large quantities of strange quarks.

UPTON, NY -- Strange science has taken a great leap forward at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. There, physicists have produced a significant number of "doubly strange nuclei," or nuclei containing two strange quarks. Studies of these nuclei will help scientists explore the forces between nuclear particles, particularly within so-called strange matter, and may contribute to a better understanding of neutron stars, the superdense remains of burnt-out stars, which are thought to contain large quantities of strange quarks.


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