Protons collide with record amount of energy in the LHC




Wednesday clashed for the first time protons with a total energy of 13TeV together in the CERN particle accelerator. The test collisions are intended to calibrate the systems that protect the machine and detectors from stray particles from the beam.

atlas clashes That writes CERN on its website. The most important part of this first phase of impact, it is good to set up of the collimators , either of the systems which have to ensure that the particles which fly away during collisions all sides, to be absorbed. Thus, the teams of the different detectors, there may be certain that all of the magnets and detectors are sufficiently protected.

On Sunday, April 5th fired the first beam again by the Large Hadron Collider, after the first particle beams on the full strength of 6,5TeV on April 10, sat their rounds. The first clashes took place on May 5, at an energy of 450GeV. Although the team the paths of the beams has already adjusted in collisions of 900GeV, change the characteristics of the beams as the energy increases, which makes the location of the collisions is changing. In order to ensure that this happens checked, less bundles at a time controlled by the particle accelerator and the particle beams are concentrated on a smaller point.

Now, the search for the locations where the beams generate the most data. If these spaces are found, the collimators must be positioned so that they absorb all the particles before they hit magnets or detectors. Only then the machine is put into so-called production mode.

At the same time, the large experiments, such as Atlas, Alice, CMS and LHCb with the aid of the test data to adjust their detectors finer and further experimentation.

When the first results can be expected, is not yet to say. It will cost a lot of math to understand the data coming from the detectors in the coming months.


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