Unusual atom helps in search for Universe’s building blocks

22 Feb 2023
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An unusual form of caesium atom is helping a University of Queensland-led research team unmask unknown particles that make up the Universe.

Dr Jacinda Ginges, from UQ’s School of Mathematics and Physics, said the unusual atom – made up of an ordinary caesium atom and an elementary particle called a muon – may prove essential in better understanding the Universe’s fundamental building blocks.

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