Bombarment of beta particles against a alpha target

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How would you target and isolate a new particle when using beta particles against a alpha target (negative vs positive)? I know you would have to use a particle accelerator of somesort. I am interested in different particles that can be targeted using a particle accelerator.
 

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Greetings !

Welcome to PF, hell 18 ! :smile:
(you have a "colorfull" username... )

Well, basicly you can take any bunch of paticles,
accelerate them and smash them at each other.
This process may result in the discovery of new
particles. But, the particles from the explosion
are not "captured" in the sense I think you meant.
The resulting burst of energetic particles is
captured by multiple layers of various materials
surrounding the area and these are in turn surveyed
by powerful computers. By observing the path - its
form, lenght, size and effect on the material particle
physicts are able to identify each particle.

Here's a link on this subject you may find usefull:
http://greybook.cern.ch/

Live long and prosper.
 

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