Collision at 1.8 TeV.Collision at 1.8 TeV
The deeper physicists wish to probethe structure of matter, and the smaller and finer the details they wish to discuss, the greater is the energy they must expend to get there. This month the Tevatron at the Fermi national Accelerator Laboratory Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), physical science research center located near Batavia, Ill., est. 1968 as the National Accelerator Laboratory, renamed 1974 in honor of Enrico Fermi. It was built on the site of the former village of Weston. in Batavia, Ill. (SN: 3/22/86, p.180) began to do physics experiments in which protons and antiprotons strike each other head-on, putting a total energy of 1.8 trillion electron-volts (1.8 TeV) at the disposal of physicists. This is the highest energy of any physics experiment in the world and three times that available at the nearest competitor, the CERN CERN or European Organization for Nuclear Research, nuclear and particle physics research center straddling the French-Swiss border W of Geneva, Switzerland. laboratory in Geneva Geneva, canton and city, Switzerland
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In a very sophisticated way, the experimentis the equivalent of throwing proton and antiproton an·ti·pro·ton
The antiparticle of the proton.
The antiparticle that corresponds to the proton.
Noun 1. together so that they break up into whatever is inside them. Those insides then combine with each other in a multitude of ways, producing many kinds of particles, which will give physicists insights into fundamental structures and processes on the finest level yet attained. The results of the collisions are recorded by a huge new detector.
The Tevatron is likely to be the highest-energyphysics laboratory until sometime in the 1990s, when the Superconducting Super Collider
The Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) was a ring particle accelerator which was planned to be built in the area around Waxahachie, Texas. (see p.84) begins to operate.