Z particle decay in ALEPH detector, CERN

Z particle decay in ALEPH detector, CERN

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Caption: Computer display a Z-zero particle decaying into a b quark and a b antiquark in the ALEPH detector at CERN, the European centre for particle physics at Geneva. ALEPH is one of 4 giant particle detectors at the LEP electron-positron collider. The display shows the cylindrical central detector, seen end- on and with different instruments in red, blue and yellow. The dotted lines represent the tracks of particles, created primarily in two jets from the decay of the b quark and antiquark. The Z particle and the quark and antiquark live too briefly to be seen themselves; they are inferred from the other particles.

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Keywords: aleph detector, b, b quark, computer screen, electronic display, electroweak force, imagery from, lep collider, particle physics research, quark, weak force, z particle, z-zero particle

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