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Matter-Antimatter Split Hints at Physics Breakdown

  1. Apr 5, 2008 #1

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    Nature may have handed scientists a new clue in a longstanding mystery: how matter beat out antimatter for dominance of the universe. Early data from twin experiments at the Tevatron, the world's reigning particle accelerator at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Ill., suggest an unexpected chink in the hugely successful standard model of particle physics.

    The twist comes from odd behavior in a particle called the BS (pronounced "B-sub-S"), which flips back and forth between its matter and antimatter forms three trillions times per second.

    http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=matter-antimatter-split-hi
     
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  3. Apr 5, 2008 #2

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    I had posted this earlier, and gotten an interesting response from someone who attended a seminar on this topic. As you can see from the comment and the link, both CDF and D0 aren't endorsing this conclusion just yet.

    On the other hand, the KEK conclusion that was reported earlier was fully endorsed by KEK.

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