What is the highest possible energy per beam that the LHC can handle?
Gear300 said:What is the highest possible energy per beam that the LHC can handle?
Check this site out it has a lot of information and even a few comparisons: http://www.lhc-closer.es/php/index.php?i=1&s=4&p=4&e=0"Gear300 said:What is the highest possible energy per beam that the LHC can handle?
naima said:I guess that you think of energy per proton and not per beam.
mgb_phys said:Actually turning the thing off and getting rid of this energy without making a mess is a bit part of the design
That's cool, and what happens to the temperature in rooms where the collisions are do these detectors get red hot?MotoH said:The LHC beam dumper is located in point 6 of the main ring. Basically it will take a magnet and deflect each beam into a very large concrete and iron lined, water cooled carbon chamber which absorbs the beam.
Chelle12 said:That's cool, and what happens to the temperature in rooms where the collisions are do these detectors get red hot?
The LHC is a particle accelerator that was built to help scientists study the fundamental building blocks of the universe. It is used to collide particles at extremely high speeds, allowing researchers to study the resulting reactions and gain a better understanding of the laws of physics.
The highest energy that can be achieved in the LHC is 14 TeV (tera electron volts). This is the maximum energy that the current design of the LHC can reach. However, there are plans to upgrade the LHC to reach even higher energies in the future.
Reaching the highest possible energy in the LHC allows scientists to explore new frontiers in particle physics and potentially discover new particles or phenomena that have not been observed before. It also allows for more precise measurements and better understanding of known particles and their interactions.
There are some concerns about the safety of operating the LHC at high energies, including the possibility of creating microscopic black holes or other exotic particles. However, extensive research and safety measures have been taken to ensure that these risks are minimal and that any potential hazards are mitigated.
Currently, the main limitation to increasing the energy in the LHC is the technology and engineering constraints of the accelerator. However, with ongoing advancements and upgrades, it is possible that the energy could be increased even further in the future.