The ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider

  • Javier Montejo BerlingenEmail author
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The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s highest-energy particle accelerator, designed to collide protons at a center-of-mass energy of 14 TeV. The ATLAS experiment is one of the two multi-purpose experiments that take advantage of the collisions provided by the LHC. It has been conceived to pursuit an ambitious physics program, where the first milestone was the discovery of the Higgs boson, achieved in 2012 (ATLAS Collaboration, Phys Lett B 716:1, 2012, [1], CMS Collaboration, Phys Lett B 716:30, 2012 [2]). This chapter introduces CERN’s accelerator complex and describes the main aspects of the ATLAS detector at the LHC.


Large Hadron Collider Liquid Argon Beam Pipe Muon Spectrometer Resistive Plate Chambers 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de Física de Altas EnergíasUniversitat Autónoma de BarcelonaBellaterra, BarcelonaSpain

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