Does a charge have spin outside an atom?

  • #1
114
0
Is spin of electron taken into account when people accelerate electron in LHC?
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
34,673
10,814
The LHC accelerates protons, not electrons.

Electrons (and all other particles with spin) have a spin outside of atoms.

This spin is taken into account at electron- positron colliders.

The spin is not relevant at high-energetic proton-(anti)proton collisions, as you don't care about elastic collisions there*. Deep inelastic collisions (the interesting stuff) are collisions between parts of the protons, where you cannot control the spin anyway.


*don't tell that the scientists of the TOTEM experiment. But the proton spin is so small that I don't think they care about it.
 

Related Threads on Does a charge have spin outside an atom?

  • Last Post
Replies
7
Views
2K
Replies
6
Views
510
Replies
10
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
520
Replies
7
Views
1K
Replies
1
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
1K
Top