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Why proton is used for collision in large hydro collider ?

Asked by shanthy, 14 Oct '08 09:41 am
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The experiment is called the Large HADRON Collider. Protons are hadrons with a positive charge. So Protons are used in the experiment. (The same 27km tunnel used to house the previous experiment, Large Electron and Positron collider. Guess what particles were used?)
Answered by Shahryar Pax, 14 Oct '08 11:23 pm

 
  
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The experiment is based on proton-proton collisions. When such collisions happen the scientists are hoping that the Higgs boson particle will be produced plus many other new particles.
Answered by joyoti sen, 14 Oct '08 10:17 am

 
  
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Due to their stability and large mass (relative to electrons), protons are well suited to use in particle colliders such as the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and the Tevatron at Fermilab. Protons also make up a large majority of the cosmic rays which impinge on the Earth's atmosphere. Such high-energy proton collisions are more complicated to study than electron collisions, due to the composite nature of the proton.
Answered by sunil matiyan, 14 Oct '08 09:45 am

 
  
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Proton contains mass in an atom
Answered by mohd basheer, 14 Oct '08 09:44 am

 
  
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Because they are made up of much smaller particles which are going to be witnessed after collision.
Answered by SK. Abdul Mohammed Jafar Sadik Basha, 14 Oct '08 09:43 am

 
  
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