# Can the fusion of deuteron-like nuclei form a new type of periodic table

In late 2019, The Indian Lattice Gauge Theory Initiative, theorized the existence of exotic particles, "which can be formed through the fusion of heavy baryons, similar to the formation of nuclei of elements in the Periodic Table". It is not clear to me from their paper, https://phys.org/news/2019-10-deuteron-like-heavy-dibaryonsa-exotic-nuclei.html if they are suggesting the theoretical formation of heavy elements in a new type of periodic table similar to the proposed antimatter table or are they only suggesting a new type of exotic matter, such as dark matter?

• Note that we've been studying nuclei with strange baryons in them since 1952. We call them hypernuclei, and they most commonly have at least one $\Lambda$ baryon (valence quark composition: $uds$). So it's not clear to me what exactly is new here. – probably_someone Jan 9 at 20:06