L-3 detector pit under construction, CERN

L-3 detector pit under construction, CERN

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Credit: PETER MENZEL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: The detector pit of the L-3 experiment at CERN's Large Electron-Positron collider (LEP) ring, near Geneva, seen during its construction in 1988. The pit now contains detectors that can measure and identify the various electrons, muons and photons that are emitted following collision events. The main part of the detector is the large magnet. This is contained in a cube of 12 metres each side and weighs 7810 tonnes. The magnet surrounds the particle detectors; the vertex chamber, the electromagnetic calorimeter, the hadron calorimeter and the muon chamber. The LEP ring was innaugurated on 13 November 1989.

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Keywords: 1988, cern, constructing, detector, electron-positron collider, european centre for, geneva, l-3 experiment, l3, lep, nuclear research, particle physics laboratory, switzerland

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