Theoretical calculations predicted now-confirmed tetraneutron, an exotic state of matter

Theoretical calculations predicted now-confirmed tetraneutron, an exotic state of matter

Andrey Shirokov, left, of Moscow State University in Russia, who has been a visiting scientist at Iowa State, and James Vary of Iowa State are part of an international team of nuclear physicists who theorized, predicted and announced a four-neutron structure in 2014 and 2016. Credit: Christopher Gannon / Iowa State University College of Liberal …

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