The main thrust of the Hadron is the study of the theory that at speeds faster than light, speeds that are only seen in the center of stars, including our sun, or speculated upon at light-plus speeds resulting trillions of years ago at the Big Bang, energy changes to matter. Were it not for that occurrence, the universe would indeed be all energy, no matter, and there would be no living creatures to question and study these things. In the suns center, these speeds, this matter production -- it is a pulsing thing, going from matter to energy, matter to energy, repeating — takes place in incomprehensibly small spaces, inside what will or might become atoms. This pulsing is complex, may involve matter and anti-matter, and has evoked the new term, “supersymmetry”.
So is the “God Particle” matter or energy? Does in comprise 98% of each atom? We must await the proclamations of the physics theorists to answer those questions.
Also produced and being studied in the new and ongoing collisions is a plasma of subatomic particles, mesons, mainly quarks and gluons, like the ones believed to have been the out-product of the Big Bang explosion, nearly 14 billion years ago. In the Swiss study, the thick plasma of these particles may have been more than was expected. Scientists hope to learn about the origin of the universe through the study of this plasma.
In closing I, layman that I am, need to say this: to compare the clash of neutrons in the Hadron to the Big Bang at the start of time seems an exaggeration; there was never a claim that the Big Bang derived from a crashing of any sort. There doesn't appear to be sufficient similarity between the Hadron experiments and the Big Bang to warrant the comparison.