So for sake of example the LHC beam one pointing at the other to cause a collision, the one beam is 6.5 TeV per beam. How can I calculate the volts per meter or given size of pulse? I understand that the particles have kinetic energy in the form of the speed of their travel but theoretically isn't it possible that if you had a positive beam and a negative beam that you could point the beams to a fantastically large cathode and anode of a light bulb and it would light it up as long as the particle beam was continuing to provide a flow of positively charged particles and circuit of negative charge particles. Or at the least you could bleed off that energy with a magnet. Isn't it true that some magnetic force is occurring when the LHC is turned off and the particles are continuing to move past the magnets or it would be true for a short period in a straight accelerator beam, no? I would like to compare/contrast a charged particle beam to a bolt of lightening to explain to students. An average bolt of negative lightning carries an electric current of (1)30,000 amperes (30 kA), and transfers (2)15 coulombs of electric charge and (3) 500 megajoules of energy. Duration of 30 microseconds. Wikipedia. So a 30 microsecond pulse of the LHC would have an electric current of (1) ? amperes and transfer (2) ? coulombs of electric charge and have (3) ? amount of megajoules of energy. I guess a related question is whether the LHC beam is a charged particle beam which is a spatially localized group of electrically charged particles that have approximately the same position, kinetic energy (resulting in the same velocity), and direction. Thank you in advanced.