Internal structure of the LHC, CERN

Internal structure of the LHC, CERN

A105/0276 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 36.4MB

Downloadable file size: 3.4MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Internal structure of the LHC. These tubes (upper centre and bottom) contain the complex circuitry of the LHC (large hadron collider) at CERN (the European particle physics laboratory) near Geneva, Switzerland. The LHC is a 27-kilometre underground ring of superconducting magnets housed in this pipe-like structure (left and right), or cryostat. The cryostat is cooled by liquid helium to keep the operating temperature at just above absolute zero. The LHC works by accelerating two counter- rotating proton beams to an energy of 7 tera electron volts (TeV). It then forces these beams to collide head-on near two main detectors, known as the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) and ATLAS (A Toroidal LHC Apparatus), which detect the sub- atomic particles resulting from the collision. The LHC is scheduled to start operating in May 2008.

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

Keywords: 21st century, acceleration, biggest, cern, closed off, colliding, collisions, cosmological, cosmology, cryostat, equipment, europe, european, european particle physics lab, exposed, fundamental, geneva, high energy, inside, interior, internal structure, laboratory, large hadron collider, largest, lhc, nuclei, particle accelerator, particle physics, physical, physics, pipe, proton, proton collision, protons, research, ring, safety, sealed, structure of matter, sub-atomic particles, superconducting magnets, switzerland, technological, technology, tube, tubes, tunnel, underground

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