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China’s plan for world’s most powerful particle collider explained

The Chinese Institute of High Energy Physics is planning to construct a particle accelerator over the next decade.

CHINA (Next Media) – The Chinese Institute of High Energy Physics is planning to construct a particle accelerator over the next decade.

According to information from the project’s website, it is expected to be situated near Qinhuangdao City, east of Beijing.

Dubbed the Circular Electron Positron Collider, the project is expected to be five times more powerful than the Large Hadron Collider in Europe. It will be located in a 100-kilometer underground tunnel.

The project will be a double ring collider with electron and positrons beams in separate pipes. It will circulate these in opposite directions.

If successful, researchers also plan to build a Super Proton-Proton Collider and use it to collide electrons with positrons.

Scientists behind the project expect the collider could potentially generate more than a million Higgs particles and others such as W and Z bosons.

The researchers have released the design of the collider and plan to build a prototype before the actual collider is built. Construction on the collider is expected to begin in 2022.


Associated Links

  • Tianye Tolian
  • Physics
  • Particle accelerators
  • Particle physics
  • Accelerator
  • Institute of High Energy Physics
  • SARAF – Soreq Applied Research Accelerator Facility
  • Gaetano Vignola

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