This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Three-jet event in JADE detector, DESY

Three-jet event in JADE detector, DESY

A142/0461

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

DESY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIRARY DESY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIRARY

Caption

Three-jet event, evidence of gluons, in the JADE detector at DESY, the German particle physics laboratory in Hamburg. An electron and positron, accelerated in DESY's PETRA collider, annihilate at the centre of the cylindrical detector (seen end-on, outlined in white). Their energy rematerialises as a quark and an antiquark, one of which radiates a gluon, the carrier particle of the strong nuclear force. The quark, antiquark, & gluon instantly give rise to the three jets of particles that spray out through the detector. Events like this at DESY in 1979 gave the first visual evidence of the radiation of gluons, as predicted by the theory of the strong force.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}