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Where did Hadron Collider get particles from?

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higgs bosonThe Hadron Collider - where do they get the particles from? Do they get them from the air?
Beverley, Pinner

Answer

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Name: Paul, Guildford
Qualification: Father was a nuclear physicist
Answer: You need something that emits alpha or beta radiation. These are particles, while gamma is energy. They then smash the particles together, sped up by energy. So there are two radioactive sources in the Hadron Collider.

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