quark-gluon plasma

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quark-glu·on plasma

(kwôrk′glo͞o′ŏn, kwärk′-)
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In this new work, Wang's team refined a probe that makes use of a phenomenon researchers at Berkeley Lab first theoretically outlined 20 years ago: energy loss of a high-energy particle, called a jet, inside the quark gluon plasma.
The approach taken by the JET Collaboration to achieve it, by combining efforts of several groups of theorists and experimentalists, shows how to make other precise measurements of properties of the quark gluon plasma in the future.
Called a quark gluon plasma, it's a state of matter that existed in the milliseconds after the Big Bang 13.