A nice splice

Engineers make precision measurements to some of the final splices on the LHC. Splices connect superconducting cables within the accelerator (Image: Anna Pantelia)

Last week a team opened up interconnections between magnets by cutting the M lines – pipes containing superconducting cables – in the Large Hadron Collider. The engineers pictured above can now access the splices that connect these cables together for precision measurements.  

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