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  • n. Plural form of tetraquark.

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  • If tetraquarks exist, there's a good chance that they will be seen by physicists working on electron-positron colliders at KEK in Japan and SLAC in California.

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  • "If we are right, it should actually be a combination of two barely distinguishable tetraquarks, the other formed of a down diquark and a bottom diquark, with an almost identical mass," he explained.

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  • Though not conclusive, this evidence further supports the possibility that tetraquarks exist.

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  • For decades, particle physicists have been curious about the existence of tetraquarks, and in recent years experiments are becoming sensitive enough to see hints of them.

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  • If such tetraquarks do exist, it would lead to an extended quark model of exotic particles.

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  • Ali explains why it makes sense: "If we assume that tetraquarks exist, we can consider what masses are possible, and how they will decay.

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