As they seek for the universe's fundamental elements, researchers using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have found three previously unseen subatomic particles.

This discovery was announced on Tuesday by the European nuclear research centre CERN.

The Higgs boson particle and its associated energy field were discovered by the 27 km (16.8 mi) long LHC at CERN, which is assumed to have been essential to the creation of the universe following the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago.

The first pair of "tetraquarks" and a new type of "pentaquark" have now been discovered, according to researchers at CERN, bringing the total number of new hadrons discovered at the LHC to three.

They will aid physicists in comprehending how quarks combine to form composite particles.

The largest and most powerful particle collider in the world is called the Large Hadron Collider. Between 1998 and 2008, the European Organization for Nuclear Research constructed it.