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How long can charm and beauty live together?

January 22, 2014

physics graphic The LHCb collaboration has recently made the world's most precise measurement of the lifetime of the B+c meson-a fascinating particle that includes two of the six types of quarks: "beauty" and "charm." Full Story


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