Simulated Z particle event

Simulated Z particle event

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Caption: Computer simulation of a neutral Z particle "event" in the OPAL detector at CERN, the European centre for particle physics near Geneva. OPAL is one of 4 giant particle detectors at the LEP electron- positron collider. In the display, the green dots and yellow & purple boxes are "hits" recorded by some of the detector's instruments. The computer derives from these "hits" the tracks of particles created in the electron-positron annihilation. The tracks are represented by the variously coloured broken & unbroken lines. The Z particle, one of the carriers of the weak nuclear force, will be produced in large quantities in LEP's high-energy electron-positron collisions.

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