Data reveal a preference in the spin alignment of phi mesons
Data shows local fluctuations in the nuclear strong force – the force that binds protons and neutrons into atomic nuclei as well as their inner building blocks, quarks and gluons – may influence the spin orientation of particles called phi mesons (made of two quarks held together by the exchange of gluons).
[Research supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation.]
Learn more in the Brookhaven National Laboratory news story Data reveal a surprising preference in particle spin alignment. (Date of image: Unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: March 11, 2023)
Credit: Brookhaven National Laboratory
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