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Quark Quirk Triggers Nuclear Shrinkage

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Science  09 Mar 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5510, pp. 1877-1878
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5510.1877a

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By sticking an exotic type of quark where it doesn't belong, physicists report in the 5 March Physical Review Letters that they have cut a few lithium nuclei down to four-fifths normal size. In the process, the scientists are edging toward a theory that can explain nuclear interactions of all varieties.