The Hadron Collider

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Introduction: The largest and most powerful particle collider in the world, based in CERN on the border of France and Switzerland, it is a huge undertaking. It is built to assists the scientists in discovering what the Earth is made of; it also plays a crucial part in resolving many theories by scientists. It is a 27 kilometer ring with super magnets that help the particles speed along the way. Some people also argue that it’s a machine that could possibly be dangerous, because it has the capability of creating small BLACK HOLES! “One way or another, it's the world's largest machine and it will examine the universe's tiniest particles. It's the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).” http://realitypod.com/2011/04/how-does-large-hadron-collider-work/ How does it work? Operating the largest machine in the world won’t be essay. The collider has two functions, it is to accelerate particles to high speeds in a beam that is about 2mm wide and then to direct the beams to the heart of the collider, where the head-on collision takes place. The particles that the Hadron collider accelerates are protons and lead nuclei; these have positive charges and so can be steered by magnets. These super magnets (9,300 in total) are used to control and steer the particles as they make their way around the 27km loop of the Large Hadron Collider. The Hadron Collider actually has two beams which travel opposite to each other so two sets of protons can travel towards each other. At the heart of the collider, the two beams meet for a brief moment, and that’s where the things go bang! This is where the explosion takes place and where the scientist, can try to find new elements. Advantages and Disadvantages? The Hadron Collider is all about testing theories a... ... middle of paper ... ...03/14/higgs-boson-discovery-confirmed-cern-large-hadron-collider_n_2874975.html>. • Is the Large Hadron Collider worth its massive price tag? 2013. Wednesday October 2013 . • Large Hadron Collider. 2013. Wednesday October 2013 . • LHC 'Big Questions'. 2013. Wednesday October 2013 . • OzoneGuy. Disadvantages of hadron collider? August 2013. Wednesday October 2013 . • Strickland, Jonathan. How thelarge Hadron Collider works. 2013. Wednesday October 2013 . • Welcome to the Large Hadron Collider. 2013. Wednesday October 2013 .

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