World Science Scholars
1.2 Particle Physics and Particle Accelerators

Particle Accelerators
  • The main principle behind particle accelerators is that electromagnetic fields accelerate huge numbers of charged particles into detectors.
  • A major advance in accelerator technology was to accelerate particles into each other, using machines called colliders. The resultant pieces from the collision are then collected by detectors.
  • On the order of one billion events per second occur within accelerators.
  • The Higgs Boson occurs in collisions very rarely, in only around one in ten trillion of such collisions.

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