The Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) is a particle collider that will reach unprecedented energy from collisions of electrons and their antimatter twins, the positrons. Unlike circular machines, linear colliders do not suffer from synchrotron radiation which causes undesired energy loss.
CLIC will operate electron beams of nanometric size and produce a high density of collisions at the nanoscale interaction cross section. The overall dimension of the machine will be about 48 km long, with two straight sections of about 24 km each facing each other. Over 4000 quadrupole magnets installed along the machine will focus the beam.