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The European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) on Tuesday, July 5, after a three-year break, re-launches the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is the world's most powerful particle accelerator , according to Deutsche Welle.
The LHC will operate around the clock for almost four years at a record energy of 13.6 trillion electron volts (TeV), providing greater accuracy and discovery potential than ever before.
CERN explains that first of all, scientists intend to use the collider to investigate the nature of the Higgs boson – fundamental particle discovered in 2012, as well as deepen your understanding of the universe by studying the nature of baryon asymmetry (the predominance of matter over antimatter in the visible part of the universe) and the stability of the vacuum in the universe. In addition, it is planned to continue searching for the decays of the Higgs boson into dark matter particles.
The Large Hadron Collider was built during 1998-2008 at a depth of 100 meters under the territories of France and Switzerland and is a ring tunnel 27 kilometers long . It houses an accelerator of charged elementary particles (protons). When colliding at speeds close to the speed of light, new elementary particles should be born.
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