beauty quark


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beauty quark

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Noun1.beauty quark - a quark with a charge of -1/3 and a mass about 10,000 times that of an electron
quark - (physics) hypothetical truly fundamental particle in mesons and baryons; there are supposed to be six flavors of quarks (and their antiquarks), which come in pairs; each has an electric charge of +2/3 or -1/3; "quarks have not been observed directly but theoretical predictions based on their existence have been confirmed experimentally"
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Theory says that a beauty quark should decay into a charm quark.
After starting to work on 30 March, one of LHC's four large detectors detected evidence of a beauty quark - also, less poetically, known as a bottom quark - on 5 April.
The LHCb detector was designed to examine particles containing so-called beauty quarks, watching them decay through time after high-energy collisions of other fundamental particles.