Protons collide inside the beam pipe at the centre, while the BPIX detector fitted around that location records the data in three dimensions.
Credit: H.R. Bramaz/PSI
CERN has been able to take the first measurements of collisions between particles with the highest energy ever generated. These collisions were performed at CERN's new LHC accelerator and recorded with the CMS Experiment, which involved a key component (the barrel pixel detector) contributed by the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in collaboration with Swiss Universities.
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- Khachatryan et al. Transverse-momentum and pseudorapidity distributions of charged hadrons in pp collisions at √s = 0.9 and 2.36TeV. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2010; 2010 (2): 41 DOI: 10.1007/JHEP02(2010)041
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