Sure, everybody's concerned that the United States citizens are overweight and Microsoft produces bloatware. But those problems are nothing compared to a sample of super-tubby hydrogen that researchers at a French particle accelerator created for a fleeting moment.
Physicists at the Grand Accelerateur National d'Ions Lourds (GANIL) on seven occasions created a version of hydrogen-7, a hydrogen atom with six neutrons instead of the customary zero. Results will be published in an upcoming edition of Physical Review Letters, according to the American Institute of Physics.
Deuterium, a hydrogen isotope with one neutron and one proton, is relatively common, … Read more