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World’s only particle accelerator for art revs up in Paris

PARIS: The world's only particle accelerator dedicated to art was switched on at the Louvre in Paris on Thursday to help experts analyse ancient and precious works. The 37-meter (88-foot) AGLAE accelerator housed underneath the huge Paris museum will be now be used for the first time to routinely study and help authenticate paintings and other items made from organic materials. The Centre for Research and Restoration of the Museum of France (C2RMF) -- which is independent of the Louvre -- has spent 2.1 million euros ($2.5…