Large Hadron Collider
The Large Hadron Collider is the most ambitious engineering problem ever solved. Construction on the $10-billion behemoth—housed 300 feet underground in a 17-mile circular tube—spanned 14 years and required the efforts of 10,000 engineers and physicists. But its real engineering feat comes from the 1,200 magnets—each 35 tons in weight, 50 feet long, and powerful enough to crush a bus between them—that steer a stream of protons traveling at nearly the speed of light. These magnets are powered by 4,700 miles' worth of superconducting niobium-titanium cable, and work only when cooled to 3.4˚F above absolute zero, colder than deep space.
Power consumption: 120 megawatts
Data flow: 15 petabytes/year
Proton collisions/second: 600 million
Proton speed: 11,245 laps/second
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I believe you meant to say 3.4 degrees K, not 3.4 degrees F
They mean 3.4˚F 'above' absolute zero. It's 1.9˚K.
so when its done with what its made to do could it become the biggest electric motor in the universe.
Then it could blow hurricanes and tornado away and pump water to the desert and the ice caps and somehow help nasa,ford,chevy, and dodge!!
all aside this is the coolist thing built in many generations!!!
I wonder how much the whole system could be valued in modern currency, like for insurance purposes for instance.
I know it's been built over several decades and that all of the components have been custom built but still... it must have a price. Any guess?? thanx
The absolute zero is -273.15 C if they say that they are 3.4 F above that gives you something around -257.2C
Just want to clarify the temperature issue,
Absolute zero = 0k = -273.15 C = -459.66 F
They say the cables work at 3.4 F above absolute zero
so add 3.4 F to absolute zero which gives you -456.26 F
-456.26 F = 1.9 K (> 0, above absolute zero)
and 1.9 K = -271.25 C
Is this correct?
isnt this thing suppose to create anti-protons??