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The first signs of an elusive “triangular singularity” indicate that particles are exchanging identities during flight.

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Physicists sifting data from older particle accelerators have found evidence of a very elusive, never-before-seen process, the so-called triangular peculiarity.

The triangular singularity, first conceived by Russian physicist Lev Landau in the 1950s, refers to a rare elementary particle process in which particles exchange identities before they separate from each other. In this scenario, two particles called kaons form the two corners of the triangle, and the particles they exchange form the third point of the triangle.

The first signs of an elusive “triangular singularity” indicate that particles are exchanging identities during flight.

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