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
The 3.20-kilometer-long Stanford Linear Collider at SLAC (Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory) produces a beam of 50.0-GeV electrons. If there are 15,000 accelerating tubes, what average voltage must be across the gaps between them to achieve this energy?
A proton and an antiproton are at rest relative to an observer. The proton and antiproton annihilate, completely destroying both masses and creating two photons of equal energy. What is the characteristic -ray energy you would look for if searching for evidence of this annihilation?
Assume that beam energy of an electron-positron collider is approximately 4.73 GeV. What is the total mass of a particle produced in the annihilation of an electron and positron in this collider?