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Rights: Christiane Lefevre, CERN Published 17 September 2009 Size: 180 KB Referencing Hub media

Arrows:

Abbreviations:

Grey = p (proton)

LH

Large Hadron Collider

Orange = neutrons

SPS

Super Proton Synchrotron

Green = p (antiproton) [with line above letter p]

PS

Proton Synchrotron

Grey | green = proton/antiproton conversion

AD

Antiproton Decelerator

Light blue = neutrinos

CTF3

Clic Test Facility

Brown = electron

CNGS

Cern Neutrinos to Gran Sasso

ISOLDE

Isotope Separator OnLine DEvice

LEIR

Low Energy Ion Ring

LINAC

LINear ACcelerator

n-ToF

Neutrons Time Of Flight

The accelerator complex at CERN is a succession of machines that can accelerate positively charged protons and lead ions to extremely high energies before allowing them to collide head on.