Lead-Ion Collisions in the Large Hadron Collider

The following images below depict real and simulated collisions of lead ions in the LHC experiments. Additional photos, video and information are available at these links:

One of the first lead-ion collisions in the LHC as recorded by the ALICE detector on November 8, 2010 One of the first lead-ion collisions in the ALICE experiment
One of the first lead-ion collisions in the ATLAS detector.
One of the first lead-ion collisions in the LHC as recorded by the ALICE detector on November 8, 2010.
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One of the first lead-ion collisions in the LHC as recorded by the ALICE detector on November 8, 2010.
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One of the first lead-ion collisions in the LHC as recorded by the ATLAS experiment on November 8, 2010.
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One of the first lead-ion collisions in the ATLAS detector.
One of the first lead-ion collisions in the LHC as recorded by the CMS detector on November 8, 2010
One of the first lead-ion collisions in the LHC as recorded by the CMS detector on November 8, 2010
One of the first lead-ion collisions in the LHC as recorded by the ATLAS experiment on November 8, 2010.
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One of the first lead-ion collisions in the LHC as recorded by the CMS experiment on November 8, 2010.
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One of the first lead-ion collisions in the LHC as recorded by the CMS experiment on November 8, 2010.
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One of the first lead-ion collisions in the LHC as recorded by the ALICE detector on November 8, 2010 Simulated lead-ion collision in the ALICE detector Illustration of lead-ion collision in the LHC
The first lead-ion collisions in the LHC as recorded by the ALICE detector on November 7, 2010. Information from only part of the ALICE detector is included in this image.
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Simulation of a lead-ion collision in the ALICE detector.
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Illustration of two colliding lead ions just after impact in the Large Hadron Collider.
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View of simulated lead-ion collision in CMS detector View of simulated lead-ion collision in ATLAS detector View of simulated lead-ion collision in CMS detector
Simulated lead-ion collision event in the CMS detector in which jets of particles were produced. The jets can be seen at the top of the image.
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A simulated lead-ion collision as seen by the ATLAS detector. This was a high-multiplicity collision, from which many particles were emitted.
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Three views of the same simulated collision of lead ions in the CMS detector. This collision produced a Z boson that decayed into two muons, shown by the yellow tracks.
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