Lesson: Particle Accelerators and Detectors
In this lesson, we will learn how to describe the interactions of particles with high energy accelerators and particle detectors.
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Worksheet: 10 Questions • 1 Video
In a supercollider at CERN, protons are accelerated to a velocity of .
What are the protons’ wavelengths at this speed?
What is the protons’ kinetic energy at this speed?
In a particle accelerator, the energy of an electron is 57.0 GeV.
Find the Lorentz factor for the electron.
Find de Broglie’s wavelength of the electron.
The Stanford linear accelerator (SLAC) can produce a Lorentz factor .
What is the effective accelerating potential for the electrons of SLAC?
What is the total energy, in giga-electron volts, of the electrons accelerated by SLAC?