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Protons and neutrons are familiar as tiny solids, but particle accelerators can melt them into what’s called a quark-gluon plasma, or QGP.
But in this special kind of collision, the number of gluons exchanged is important.
What surprised the researchers was that the flow of quark-gluon plasma caught the heavy D-zero particles.
In the standard model — the theoretical picture of what physicists think matter is made of — atomic nuclei are broken down into protons and neutrons, which are broken down further into fundamental particles called quarks and gluons.
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