Taking a closer look at LHC
The momentum of a particle is the product of the mass and velocity: p = m·v = (p_{x }, p_{y} , p_{x} ) In spherical coordinates centered in collision point, p = (p, θ, φ), with θ as polar angle and φ as azimuthal angle. Since most detectors are cilinder, a new magnitude called pseudorapidity is used: η=−ln [(tan(θ /2)] with values between (−∞, ∞). In hadron collider physics, the pseudorapidity is preferred over the polar angle θ because, loosely speaking, particle production is constant as a function of pseudorapidity. Besides, transversal momentum, p_{T} , is also prefered and it is calculated from transversal Energy, delivered on calorimeters. So, in Particle Physics linear momentum is represented by: p =( p_{T} , η , φ). To obtain cartesian momenta (p_{x} , p_{y }, p_{z}), with the zaxis as the beam axis, the following conversions are used: p_{x} = p_{T}·cosφ p_{y} = p_{T}·sinφ p_{z} = p_{T}·sinhη and, p = p_{T}·coshη 
This first image shows a event of a collision in a detector.
The momentum conservation must be verified.
Since protons that collide head on have identic values of momentum 7 TeV/c and practically opposite in direction (the two beams will meet at an angle about 200 mrad), the particles produced after collision must also have zero momentum.
This second image shows the detection of the jets of particles generated after collision of two particles which travelled in opposite directions and perpendicular to the image.
Since the total momentum before collision is zero it will be zero after collision. This can be seen in the image.

This third image represents the simulation of a very expected event in the LHC detectors and we can observe that the momentum conservation is verified. In the case that this event is confirmed the two particles Z^{º} are created from Higgs particle, and we can see the production for two electrons and two jets of new particles. particle will be detected. 
A charged particle moving in a Bfield experiences a sideways force that is proportional to the strength of the magnetic field, the component of the velocity that is perpendicular to the magnetic field and the charge of the particle. This force is the Lorentz force, and is given by:
F = q·[v x B]
With v = v_{ￌ} + v_{ǁ} (regard to B) → F = q [(v_{ￌ}+v_{ǁ}) x B]
Then: F = q·v_{ￌ}·B (1)
The Lorentz force is always perpendicular to both the velocity of the particle and the magnetic field that created it. When a charged particle moves in a static magnetic field it will trace out a helical path in which the helix axis is parallel to the magnetic field and in which the speed of the particle will remain constant.
Taking F = m·v_{ￌ}^{2}/ R
(being R the radius of curvature in the plane perpendicular to the magnetic field)
From (1) we have: m·v_{ￌ}^{2}/ R = q·v_{ￌ}·B
So m·v_{ￌ} = q·R·B
Finally, the equation for the transverse momentum:
P_{ￌ} = q·R·B
The value of P_{ￌ }of a produced particle is conserved, so is a very important parmeter to be considered. Although this calculus has been made using a classical frame, the equation is the same using relativistic conditions.
Another interesting aspect to be considered is the difference between a head on collision and a fixed target collision.
In this case, P_{T} = 0 so the total energy will be used to create new particles: E = E_{beam1} + E_{beam2} 
In this case, P_{T} ≠ 0 so part of the energy will be used as kinetic energy in the new particles. E = √E_{beam} 
Let's talk a little bit more between a head on collision and a fixed target collision. From Special Theory of Relativity we use s a socalled Mandelstam variable, and, particularly √s , which corresponds to the energy, in the COM frame (see here), that is available for new particle production as a result of the collision. a) fixed target collision: √s ~ √(2E_{beam·}m_{2·}c^{2}) where m_{2} is de rest mass of the fixed target particle and E_{beam}. is the beam proton energy. Taking a proton: m_{2} ≈ 0.001 TeV/c^{2} To get an energy of √s = 14 TeV (case of LHC), the proton energy in the beam should be: E_{beam} ≈ 14^{2}/(2·0,001) E_{beam} ~10^{5}TeV b) head on collision: In that case √s is: √s ~ 2√(2E_{beam1}·E_{beam2}) Taking two identical beams in momentum and energy E_{beam1}= E_{beam2} (case of LHC) : √s = 2·E_{beam} At LHC the energy required is 14 TeV, so each proton need to reach: E_{beam} =√s /2 E_{beam} = 7 TeV Looking at the both two results (7 TeV and 10^{5} TeV) it is not necessary to add any comment about.

AUTHORS Xabier Cid Vidal, PhD in experimental Particle Physics for Santiago University (USC). Research Fellow in experimental Particle Physics at CERN from January 2013 to Decembre 2015. He was until 2022 linked to the Department of Particle Physics of the USC as a "Juan de La Cierva", "Ramon y Cajal" fellow (Spanish Postdoctoral Senior Grants), and Associate Professor. Since 2023 is Senior Lecturer in that Department.(ORCID). Ramon Cid Manzano, until his retirement in 2020 was secondary school Physics Teacher at IES de SAR (Santiago  Spain), and parttime Lecturer (Profesor Asociado) in Faculty of Education at the University of Santiago (Spain). He has a Degree in Physics and a Degree in Chemistry, and he is PhD for Santiago University (USC) (ORCID). 
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