The Desertron: Colliding Beams at 20 TeV

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Science  07 Oct 1983:
Vol. 222, Issue 4619, pp. 13-19
DOI: 10.1126/science.222.4619.13


With today's technology, the center-of-mass energy of proton-proton and proton-antiproton collisions can be extended by an order of magnitude beyond that achievable with machines presently in operation or under construction. Such a facility would open a vast new energy region which has been suggested theoretically to contain new kinds of particles and interactions. Several accelerator options, their rate capabilities, and their costs are described.