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Quarks fuse to release energy

In nuclear fusion, energy is produced by the rearrangement of protons and neutrons. The discovery of an analogue of this process involving particles called quarks has implications for both nuclear and particle physics. See Letter p.89

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Figure 1: A quark-level analogue of nuclear fusion.


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Miller, G. Quarks fuse to release energy. Nature 551, 40–41 (2017).

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