Nuclear fusion is pure solar energy. Deep within a star, the atomic nuclei of light elements fuse, generating vast amounts of energy in the process. For a long time now, scientists have wanted to use such fusion power here on earth, because it promises to provide us with a virtually inexhaustible source of clean energy.
Tetravon. Mysterious particle at Fermilab may be hinting at a previously unidentified force of nature The physics world is buzzing with news of an unexpected sighting at Fermilab’s Tevatron collider in Illinois – a glimpse of an unidentified particle that, should it prove to be real, will radically alter physicists’ prevailing ideas about how nature works and how particles get their mass.
The ATLAS experiment is being constructed by 2000 physicists and engineers participating from more than 150 universities and laboratories in 36 countries. ATLAS is a particle physics experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
Scientists have hailed a successful switch-on for an enormous experiment which will recreate the conditions a few moments after the Big Bang. They have now fired two beams of particles called protons around the 27km-long tunnel which houses the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
Massive CERN Photo. The unit to the left is the massive chamber (one of several) weighing between 7,000 and 12,500 ton impact chamber in which two protons collide emitting it products outward to be identified and analyzed by the outer layers of the collider. So that left unit fits into the right field unit when the proton collision occurs and all those layers of the field each identify different particle and energy types.
Researchers at the Fermilab Tevatron accelerator near Batavia, Ill., have pulled together their final findings in the search for the elusive Higgs boson. Their announcement comes just two days before scientists using the powerful Large Hadron Collider at the European particle-physics center CERN plan to unveil highly anticipated results from their high-energy, proton-smashing experiments.