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Particle collisions at the LHC

  1. Sep 27, 2010 #1
    Hello everyone,

    Quick question: Which particles are colliding at the LHC and why?

    All I know is that proton-proton collisions are explored as well as heavier nuclei such as gold (Au) and lead (Pb) to research the quark-gluon plasma state.

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  3. Sep 27, 2010 #2
    Proton-Proton beam, sometimes heavy ion beam, in search for new physics... for example , to explain how particleaquired their mass, how can we unite all forces... how the universe was made and come to current stage..........so many things
  4. Sep 27, 2010 #3
    Proton Bunches (Who's constituents are 2 up quarks and 1 down quark) and Lead Ions.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2010
  5. Sep 27, 2010 #4
    The biggest cross section in the LHC is for gluon-gluon fusion
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