Quantum and Nuclear

Collateral collider damage

Stories from Physics for 11-14 14-16 16-19 IOP RESOURCES

The Natural History Museum in Rotterdam has a display of animals which met unfortunate ends. It includes the stuffed body of a stone marten (also known as a beech marten) that leapt over a substation fence and was electrocuted by an 18,000 V transformer at the Large Hadron Collider. The incident burned the poor animal and temporarily halted the work of the accelerator.

Collateral collider damage



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