Researchers at the Institute of Nuclear Physics SB RAS announced the discovery of a new type of particle. The discovery was made using the VEPP-2000 collider, located in the same scientific institution. According to experts, the study of this particle will contribute to the emergence of new physics that goes beyond the established model of the universe.
Scientists succeeded in detecting the pseudovector particle f1 (1285) in a collision of an electron and a positron in the Novosibirsk collider. The latter is a complete copy of the electron, but only with a positive charge. During a collision, both particles annihilate, releasing a large amount of energy, resulting in quarks – fundamental particles. According to the researchers of the Institute of Nuclear Physics SB RAS, the production of a new particle was the result of the high luminosity of the facility and accurate theoretical calculations before the experiment.
As an employee of the institute Yuri Tikhonov noted, the discovery of each new particle helps to better understand the structure of the world. According to him, this also contributes to progress in technology, technology and household sphere.
Similarly, in 2012, scientists using the Large Hadron Collider managed to find the Higgs boson, called the particle of God. VEPP-2000, although inferior in scale to its “brother” at CERN, but works on the same principle.