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What is the fastest particle speed at the LHC?
« on: 20/02/2016 17:29:05 »
I know that particles are accelerated to close to the speed of light but exactly how close have they got?


 

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Re: What is the fastest particle speed at the LHC?
« Reply #1 on: 20/02/2016 19:49:19 »
The protons each have an energy of 6.5 TeV, giving a total collision energy of 13 TeV. At this energy the protons have a Lorentz factor of about 6,930 and move at about 0.999999990 c, or about 3.1 metres per second (7 mph) slower than the speed of light
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