Scientists from Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN said they had discovered a new boson recorded by the ATLAS detector, a particle which helps form the nucleus of atoms.

The new boson, known as Chi (the Greek X) b (3p), consists of two parts – an elementary particle known as a “beauty” quark and its opposite antiquark, which are bound together by a “strong force”.

Andy Chisholm, a PhD student from the University of Birmingham said: “From this boson we can learn about the nature of the strong nuclear force – the same force that binds together the nucleus inside atoms.”