# Illustration LHC ring (particle accelerator)

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Illustration of the LHC particle accelerator at CERN. Basically, it is a ring with a circumference of 26 659 meters. In this ring, 2808 proton bundles, each consisting of 100 billion protons, are accelerated to 99.9999991% of the speed of light $$c$$. Each proton has an energy of 7 TeV.

There are two such particle beams that collide after acceleration.