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CERN: New details on particles decay

European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced that the LHCb experiment found interesting abnormalities in the way some particles decay. If confirmed, these abnormalities indicate new physical phenomena, which are not provided by the Standard Model (Standard Model) of particle physics.

Τhe observed “signal” is still considered to be of limited statistical significance but reinforces similar evidence from previous studies. Upcoming data and subsequent analyses will determine whether these first elements do create cracks in the Standard Model or represent a statistical fluctuation.

In a seminar at CERN, the research team LHCb presented its new anticipated results for a breakdown of B0 mesons, which are produced in particle collisions at the Large Hadron Collider. Specifically, the LHCb experiment examined the divisions of mesons B0 in an excited kaon and a pair of electrons or muons.

The muon is 200 times heavier than the electron, but the Standard Model interactions are otherwise identical to those of the electron. Theory predicts that (by a slight and measurable difference because the muon has a greater mass) electrons and muons should be produced with the same probability in this specific disintegrant B0. But the LHCb found that decays involving muons, occur less frequently.

At present, the evidence is not considered sufficient to lead scientists to definitive conclusions. More data and observations of similar divisions in order to clarify whether they have detected the first signs of the existence of new particles, which will extend and complete the Standard Model of particle physics.