The International Linear Collider in 2 minutes

Creative Commons License The International Linear Collider in 2 minutes by ©2012 ILC. Rendered and Authored by Rey.Hori is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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Fly through the International Linear Collider (ILC) and find out how it works. The ILC will collide electrons and their antiparticles, positrons, in a 30-kilometre-long straight tunnel. In the clip lasting just over two minutes, follow the particles running through all the different subsystems, the beam pipes, superconducting accelerating cavities and finally into collision at the interaction region, where they spray out into the different layers of a large particle detector.

After an overview of the scale of the ILC, a short schematic in the beginning explains the general layout: electrons are produced in the electron source, some of them in turn produce the positrons that they will later collider with. So-called damping rings make sure that the beams have the right properties, and in two linear accelerators that face each other electrons and positrons are accelerated until they reach collision energies of 0.5 TeV and collide in the middle of the two accelerators.The two ILD and SiD detectors will be standing on a innovative mobile platform, the push-pull system, which will allow to switch between detectors. Find out more about the project and it status at

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