The LHC Reaches 8 TeV Energy, New World Record

LHC Reaches 8 TeV Energy

Gradually the scientists are taking the hang around operating the LHC particle accelerator complex (stands for Large Hadron Collider, Large Hadron Collider in English or LHC ). And so, after reaching the barrier of 7 TeV, CERN just announced this morning that the LHC set a new world record energy in its beams.

The milestone came at 00:38 EST this morning when two beams of protons from 4 TeV each, circulating in opposite directions by the circular duct of the machine collided creating a record in the collision energy of 8 TeV -no Another experiment had never reached this magnitude. In the words of Steve Myers, the director of CERN Accelerators and Technology:

The experience of two good years of operation at 3.5 TeV per beam gave us the confidence to increase energy this year without any significant risk to the machine.

According to the organization, although the increase is modest collision energy, the new brand resulting in a greater discovery potential of LHC which can be several times higher for certain hypothetical particles, such as predicted by super symmetry . Or otherwise explained, with the advance increases the chances of discovering new particles today still theoretical since it is expected that higher energy occur more of them.

To continue with the examples, perhaps to 8 TeV give the super symmetric particle known as the neutralino, through which we could unravel the mysteries of dark matter in the Universe.And to 8 instead of 7 TeV, there are definitely more options to confirm whether or not the famous Higgs boson, the particle that would explain the origin of mass.

Yes, the particles produce more difficult the task of coming up with theories that are to confirm or deny among all those born of collisions. Specifically regarding the so-called God particle estimates it will take at least a year of experiments and analyzes to “ convert tantalizing clues seen during 2011 in discoveries or exclude the Standard Model Higgs . “

Even with all we should be optimistic. Says Sergio Bertolucci, Director for Research at CERN, that “ 2012 looks set to be a year of harvest for particle physics . “


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