Aerial view of the Department of Energy's Electron-Ion Collider

Brookhaven National Laboratory/DOE

New Electron-Ion Collider components — including an electron accelerator (red) and electron storage ring (blue) — will fit inside the tunnel that currently houses the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (yellow). The EIC will reuse one of RHIC’s two ion storage rings for collisions of electrons with ions, and track those collisions with one or more detectors.

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