|MadSci Network: Physics|
Hi Matt, In answer to your question about the particle accelerator, I have a question myself about how you asked it. You asked what would happen to your hand in the beam of a "lrg" particle accelerator. I am assuming that you meant to say large, right? If someone put their hand in the beam of a large particle accelerator, their hand would get badly burned. There are lots of different kinds of particle accelerators. Some might not seem to do anything to your hand but some types of scars and burning would appear later. Other types can burn your hand right away as I said. With most accelerators it is also dangerous to be next to the machine itself because all kinds of harmful particles are coming out of the machine into the room that the accelerator is in. Putting a hand into an accelerator beam might also damage the skin and hand tissue and lead to loss of skin, infections, and cancer. I hope I answered your question. If not just write back and let me know how and can answer it better.
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