The new LHC accelerator has two big detectors of the same kind as Delphi in LEP (plus two specialized detectors). These two are named Atlas and CMS.

The construction of the Atlas detector is similar to that of the Delphi detector, but Atlas is much bigger. Atlas is about 22 meters high and 44 meters long.

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