SuperKEKB Atom-Smasher Starts Searching For New Subatomic Particles

Posted: Mar 3 2016, 9:05am CST | by , in Latest Science News


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SuperKEKB Atom-Smasher Starts Searching for New Subatomic Particles
The Belle II detector weighs about 1,400 tons and is approximately 26 feet high, wide and deep. The detector will catch the action when positrons and electrons collide in the SuperKEKB accelerator. Credit: KEK
  • Japanese Atom Smasher starts Working thereby lending First Few Insights into the Universe

The Japanese atom smasher has started working thereby lending the first few insights into the wonderful universe.

While Japan’s atom smasher may not be as large or as sophisticated as the Large Hadron Collider, it is something the Japanese are putting their full trust in.

Termed SuperKEKB, it can deliver 40% more collisions between particles per second than its previous model which was called simply KEKB.

A landmark achievement has been reached with the SuperKEKB having completed a few turns. Thus the particles have started colliding in its plasma-holding spaces.

It will probably break several records and the rates of collisions of particles in it will go from fast to faster. We will be receiving news about the microlevel universe via this arrangement of quantum physics.

This atom smasher is situated at the KEK lab in Tsukuba, Japan. The New Physics that it has been purpose-built to explore will yield several surprises that it holds up its sleeve.

The Big Bang Theory states that matter and anti-matter were created in the beginning in equal quantities. Since their collision leads to the annihilation of both, there should not be any universe right now. However, that is the paradox of the universe, that it is still here despite the contradiction in terms.

There should just be cosmic light in the entire universe if we take things theoretically. Naturally, the universe contains a gazillion heavenly bodies and other phenomena.

So such is definitely not the state of affairs. Scientists surmise that a subtle mismatch between matter and anti-matter left behind a residue that went on to form the galaxies, planets and stars.

The standard model has four forces that hold the universe together and prevent it from flying apart at the seams. However, there are questions it leaves unanswered.

Gravity remains the biggest mystery of them all. As for the microlevel and macrolevel worlds, they too cannot be reconciled despite the efforts of many scientists who were geniuses in their times.

By studying the particles that collide in the SuperKEKB, Japanese physicists will gain a better understanding of the building blocks of the universe. The SuperKEKB is much smaller in its circumference than the Large Hadron Collider.

But since size is not everything, it will probably lead to discoveries the likes of which we have only imagined until now.

The smashing of the various particles in its context will yield new sub-atomic particles which will prove to be a boon for the sake of science. Over 30,000 collisions will take place per second. It is indeed a marvel of engineering and technology.

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