# How are the two proton beams at the LHC accelerated in opposite directions?

At the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), how are the protons in the two beams accelerated in opposite directions?

• Hello, I presume you wonder how two protons, i.e. things with identical charges, are accelerated in opposite directions? I mean, the fact they have identical charges makes you wonder how it's done? – innisfree Oct 20 '15 at 12:04