The CMS Experiment at the LHC

  • Lea Caminada
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The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is designed to collide proton beams at a center-of-mass energy of \(\sqrt{s}=14\,\rm {TeV}\ \) and a nominal instantaneous luminosity of \(\mathcal{L} \ =10^{34}\,\rm {cm^{-2}s^{-1}}\). This represents a seven-fold increase in energy and a hundred-fold increase in integrated luminosity over the previous hadron collider experiments. The beam energy and the design luminosity have been chosen in order to study physics at the TeV energy scale. The main motivation of the LHC is to reveal the nature of electroweak symmetry breaking and to investigate potential manifestations of new physics phenomena beyond the SM.


Large Hadron Collider Drift Tube Absorber Plate Hadronic Calorimeter Muon System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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