Talk:Large Hadron Collider

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Explain more about luminosity, collision rate, integrated luminosity[edit]

It would be great to use and explain eg [1] ? 2015 delivered 4.2 fb-1 (of integrated luminosity). 2016 aiming for 25 fb-1 (for P-P collisions [2]). - Rod57 (talk) 13:35, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Luminosity (scattering theory)? --mfb (talk) 15:05, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

I can't find the part about how much they change they mass[edit]

Everyone I talk to seems to have an unshakable misunderstanding about what all the power in the collider is for. It's to make the particle more massive since the particle can't get to c, right? It would be instructive, I think, to mention at the top of the article how many times the mass is multiplied on this collider compared to older, smaller ones. Pb8bije6a7b6a3w (talk) 17:39, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

No mass changes. The concept of a relativistic mass (which would depend on velocity) is not used in physics any more. The energy at the LHC is higher than in other colliders, this is mentioned and compared to the previous record in the introduction ("almost 4 times more than the previous world record for a collider" with further increases later). --mfb (talk) 20:14, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

Large Hadron Collider's Explosion[edit]

Didn't the Large Hadron Collider explode in September 2008? I would be very thankful if anyone can answer my question.

Checks Facts (talk) 21:00, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

No it did not. Some components got damaged, this is discussed in the article already. --mfb (talk) 10:59, 8 November 2016 (UTC)
There was a violent release of helium gas from a cryostat as a result of an electrical arc. Here are some photos of the damage. This is the relevant section of the article: Large_Hadron_Collider#Quench_incident, --Dukwon (talk) 13:14, 8 November 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Dukwon Checks Facts (talk) 11:25, 9 November 2016 (UTC)