A new energy record was set on LHC

A new energy record was set on LHC

Particles in the Large Hadron Collider were smashed together with much bigger energy than ever before.

Particles in the Large Hadron Collider were smashed together with much bigger energy than ever before.

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How it works

How it works

Within the experiment, carried out on Wednesday night, two packs of particles were collided with each other, head-to-head at 4 different impact point in the collision tunnel. The energy rate of the collisions reached the level of 13 trillion eV (electron volts) leaving the previous record at 8 trillion eV far behind.

But these were only test collisions, real experiments will take place in June.

The collision tunnel

The collision tunnel

The future experiments will have more particles included in the power beam than before, around 2,800 instead of 1 or 2 particles in the previous experiments. Scientists will use every available registering device they can, in order to register all the particles that may appear after the proton collision.

Recent collisions were part of the testing procedure that aims at finding out all the problems in the system and making sure that nothing goes wrong in June.

Possible courses of particles after collision

Possible courses of particles after collision

Meanwhile, experts say that collisions at the energy level of 13 TeV (teraelectronvolts) are new to science, and now the problem is to properly adjust the orbits of protons’ circulation to make the exact head-to-head collision.

Previously collisions at LHC resulted in an evidence of the existence of the previously mythical Higgs boson.

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