Proton collision

Proton collision

C014/1806 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 9.0MB

Downloadable file size: 990.6KB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: CMS EXPERIMENT, CERN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Restrictions: Editorial use only. This image may not be used to state or imply endorsement by CERN of any product, activity or service

Caption: Particle tracks from a proton-proton collision seen by the CMS (compact muon solenoid) detector at CERN (the European particle physics laboratory) near Geneva, Switzerland. Before the collision the ions had been accelerated by the large hadron collider (LHC). A large number of particles (orange lines) were created by the collision. The energies of these particles are measured by the electromagnetic calorimeter (short red lines) and the hadron calorimeter (blue rectangles). Among the particles produced was a strange bottom meson, which consists of a bottom antiquark bound with a strange quark. The particle was not seen, but is revealed through its decay products; a pair of muons (long red lines). The green lines show the energy deposited by the muons in the detector’s muon chambers (red rectangles).

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: apparatus, black background, cern, chambers, cms, collision, compact muon solenoid, cosmological, cosmology, decay products, electromagnetic calorimeter, european particle physics laboratory, experiment, fundamental particles, geneva, hadron calorimeter, large hadron collider, lhc, matter, muon chamber, muon pair, muons, particle accelerator, particle detector, particle physics, particle track, physical, physics, proton proton collision, proton-proton, research, strange bottom meson, structure of matter, subatomic particles, switzerland, trace, traces, tracks, trajectories, trajectory

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.