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"Somehow they fly at the same direction even though it's not clear how they can communicate their direction with one another. That has surprised many people, including us," says MIT physics professor Gunther Roland, whose group led the analysis of the collision data along with Wei Li, a former MIT postdoc who is now an assistant professor at Rice University. A paper describing the unexpected findings will appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Physical Review B and is now available on arXiv.
While protons at normal energy levels consist of three quarks, they tend to gain an accompanying cluster of gluons at higher energy levels. These gluons exist as both particles and waves, and their wave functions can be correlated with each other. This "quantum entanglement" explains how the particles that fly away from the collision can share information such as direction of flight path, Venugopalan says. The correlation is "a very tiny effect, but it's pointing to something very fundamental about how quarks and gluons are arranged spatially within a proton
the collisions yield hundreds of new particles, most of which fly away from the collision point at close to the speed of light.
Paper on Quantum Computing
TextA quantum computer would not just be a traditional computer built out of different parts, but a machine that would exploit the laws of quantum physics to perform certain information processing tasks in a spectacularly more efficient manner
or are there more components then just electrons,protons and neutrons to an atom?
Does someone want to enlighten me a little as to how this works? How is this matter collided, in a quick burst, or is it a constant stream?
How long does the actual 'experiment' that produces the data run for, a split second?
Do they just use the empty air, or a certain gas?
How is the matter accelerated, what pushes it?
Is there a 'collison area' or do the collisions take place anywhere in the collider?
Does the matter have to circle around a few times to achieve momentum, and is there a second circle running at the same time in opposition, and then the two are collided?
Is there a huge amount of energy involved?
Originally posted by happykat39
Very powerful superconducting electromagnets are switched on and off at extremely high speeds to accelerate the particles. They are pushed by the magnets behind them and pulled by the magnets ahead of them. that is why they use particle packets. It is actually quite similar to the way the magnets in a maglev train work to propel the train down the tracks, but at enormously higher rates.
does the electromagnetic energy factor into the results of the experiment in any way?
Originally posted by happykat39
The accelerator rings are evacuated of all air and are held in a state of high vacuum.
Yes, the particle packets are run around the rings at increasingly higher speeds until they reach the desired velocity expressed as TEV's or Tera Electron Volts. (Tera = trillion)