# How is a magnetic field used to direct particles?

For example in the LHC. I know that electric fields are used to accelerate it under the principle that charges attract or repel, but how do the magnetic fields direct the particles around the track? Is it because of the equation F = q(VxB) where V is the velocity and B is the magnetic field? So when you take the...
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For example in the LHC. I know that electric fields are used to accelerate it under the principle that charges attract or repel, but how do the magnetic fields direct the particles around the track? Is it because of the equation F = q(VxB) where V is the velocity and B is the magnetic field? So when you take the cross product, and the B field is in the z direction and V is in the tangential direct, then the force would be in the radial direction?

I can't find a decent explanation for this anywhere.

I can't find a decent explanation for this anywhere.

Update:
Thank you very much for your answer. It helped me a lot.

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