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Another experiment, by 12 institutions ranging from the Punjab to Pittsburgh and from Athens to Bergen (Norway), will look for strange particles with a time-projection chamber.
Thus, while physicists in the United States and Europe approach the frontier of nuclear physics by colliding nuclei with other nuclei, the Japanese intend to see what happens when nuclei contain particles of the class called strange particles instead of some of their usual neutrons and protons.