CERN scientists are on an instrument sprint to prep a new anti-matter detector, ALPHA-2, ahead of the facility’s upgrade shutdown in December. The facility has taken delivery of new kit that includes a cryostat provided by Canada’s TRIUMF laboratory, and a 1 Tesla superconducting solenoid magnet. The anti-matter detector team …
Everything is opposite.
Does this mean they hope the new detector is a complete failure?
I thought the tunnels, etc were all out of bounds whilst the LHC was running. So how are they installing it whilst the LHC is running ?
Well, it's not "running" continuously.
It's like an office printer. Switch it on, switch it off.
Then dismantle it for repairs for a few month.
The antiproton 'traps' were installed last June. I assume that these traps act to divert antiprotons towards a pathway that sends them to the detector, which will be placed away from the main ring and its tunnel. While the ring is running, people can still work in locations away from the main ring tunnel.
I'm wondering how they make antihydrogen from antiprotons. Does the proton 'pick up' an ordinary electron, which stays in orbit due to normal processes, or do they give it an antielectron?
That would be a positron
How many KWH
Does their EDF bill show?
Glorified microwave for the priveledged few whilst millions die from starvation and disease, where would you spend the money better?
Re: How many KWH
Personally? On hookers and cocaine.
Re: How many KWH
My rough guesstimate at the total cost of the LHCs lifespan is around €20bn. This is money spent to investigate the foundations of matter & the universe, and represents a pinnacle of science, engineering and the strength of human curiousity.
In 2010, the US Military spent $12bn a week on killing people now, and new shiny things to kill them in the future.
In the UK in 2011, the total spend on advertising was £17.6bn.
Where do you think the money to save the millions dying from starvation & disease should be diverted from?
"I'm wondering how they make antihydrogen from antiprotons. Does the proton 'pick up' an ordinary electron, which stays in orbit due to normal processes, or do they give it an antielectron?!"
Well the antiproton would have a negative charge so they'd need a positron rather than an electron. I think antiprotons are relatively 'easy' to make but generating antihydrogen and bringing to reasonable temperatures seems a lot more difficult
Looks like they have top men working on it. TOP MEN.
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