Scientists working within the machinery have informed the press that the Large Hadron Collider is back in business again. The system has been shut down for a period of approximately two years as new upgrades have been enacted on the collider.
The Large Hadron Collider has fallen into oblivion in the past years as researchers at the Swiss-French project kept themselves away from the media. Last month, however, the collider began making headlines again as scientists made new experiments.
The Large Hadron Collider has been upgraded to produce more energy and the first results showed that the efforts have, indeed, paid off. During the recent tests, the LHC managed to produce a 13 TeV energy capacity, a lot more than it used to in 2013 when the system hadn’t been upgraded.
Scientists were incredibly satisfied with their recent achievements as the new mass of energy that has been created was labeled as a new world record. Past experiments have only managed to produce 8 TeV energy, so the improvements really work, scientists concluded.
In spite of the new standard that the LHC has set, researchers are determined to continue improvement works in the future, as well. They have stated that the collider is not fully operation as it does not use its entire capacity.
The true energy capacity of the system will be discovered when the collider will smash all the proton particles into one another. Until this happens, the machinery uses only a third of its potential.
New problems may arise when the LHC will become fully operational as the particles get incredibly small that it is almost impossible to collide them. Nevertheless, scientists are convinced that future experiments will lead to ground breaking discoveries that will trigger researchers’ curiosity for decades, if not centuries to come.
The Large Hadron Collider was first set in 2008 due to the efficient collaboration of international scientists. The machinery was constructed 100m underneath the Swiss and French frontier and was immediately tested although the lay public declared itself against these experiments.
At first, it was believed that the energy produced by the LHC will lead to the appearance of one of the biggest black holes in the universe, thus causing the disappearance of the entire solar system. In spite of the apocalyptic scenarios, the LHC proved it can be very useful and benefic.
It has led to the identification of the long-sought “Higgs boson”, which was described as “God’s particle”. According to scientists, it was this boson that stood behind the Big Bang, the explosion that gave birth to life in the universe.
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