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Particle Physics UK: Strange Nuclei Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
Strange Nuclei
Description:
This colorized image (hi-res version) shows a double nuclear disintegration that was initiated by the capture of a cosmic ray particle called a hyperon, which left the faint track coming in from above.

The tracks (see the original black and white image) were made in a photographic emulsion. The longest of these tracks is less than .1mm.

To learn more, visit Strange Nuclei by Particle Physics UK.

(This feature was updated on July 7, 2013.)
Image:
image credit: Danysz and Pniewski, Philosophical Magazine 44 348 (1953); <a href="http://www.particlephysics.ac.uk/news/picture-of-the-week/picture-archive/strange-nuclei.html" target="_blank">image source</a>
image credit: Danysz and Pniewski, Philosophical Magazine 44 348 (1953); image source
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/cosmic ray particle large 2-13-07.jpg
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