Updates tagged "engineering"

Honey, I shrunk the vacuum chambers!

2 May 2018 — A new technique developed at CERN will allow electron synchrotrons to operate at higher energies by reducing the diameter of the beam pipes

Accelerator hibernation ends

9 Mar 2018 — As CERN’s winter shutdown draws to a close, watch this video to see what has been going on underground

Repairs ongoing on electrical installations at CERN

2 May 2016 — The LHC went into standby on Friday last week following an electrical perturbation at point 8, caused by a small animal

Vibration tests for High-Luminosity LHC project begin

17 Dec 2015 — In preparation for civil engineering work for the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider, vibration measurements have been carried out near the LHC

Engineers refine protection system for LHC magnets

3 Sep 2015 — During this week's planned technical stop, engineers modify the electrical system that protects magnet components from high current

A superconducting shield for astronauts

5 Aug 2015 — Magnetic shielding technology developed at CERN could protect astronauts from cosmic radiation in space

First technical stop for the LHC

11 Jun 2015 — The first planned technical stop of the LHC starts on Monday, with five days of maintenance work scheduled for the accelerator and its experiments

In pictures: Access to the last LHC splice

11 Feb 2014 — A team composed of CERN staff, industrial support and mechanics from Pakistan have given access to the last LHC splice for inspection

New beam dump for a veteran accelerator

11 Oct 2013 — Watch CERN engineers install a new beam dump at the Proton Synchrotron Booster, one of CERN's older accelerators

ATLAS undergoes some delicate gymnastics

2 Oct 2013 — The LHC’s first long shutdown has provided the opportunity for a major programme of consolidation and improvements on the ATLAS detector

Magnet movers: Replacing the last LHC dipoles

16 Aug 2013 — Watch engineers move the final replacement dipole magnets into position on the Large Hadron Collider

Timelapse: Giant magnet flies through ALICE cavern

7 Jun 2013 — Watch a quadrupole magnet being lowered into the ALICE cavern for transportation to its required spot on the LHC

Orbital welding on the Large Hadron Collider

15 May 2013 — Watch Said Atieh of Engineering department explain some of the unique challenges of welding on the LHC

In pictures: Opening the LHC

12 Apr 2013 — This week, technicians opened up the first interconnections between LHC magnets to work on accelerator components inside

LHC consolidations: Insulating the magnets

8 Apr 2013 — The LHC's main magnets operate at temperatures colder than outer space – and it's time to replace the insulation on 1695 interconnections between them

LHC consolidations: A step-by-step guide

22 Mar 2013 — A backstage look at the Large Hadron Collider during CERN's first long shutdown

Get connected: Consolidating LHC splices

19 Mar 2013 — Watch Jean-Phillipe Tock of the Technology department explain how CERN technicians are upgrading interconnections on the Large Hadron Collider

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