Brazing past the finish line

CERN engineers and technicians in hard hats pose for a photo in the LHC tunnel. The blue tube of the accelerator is on the right
Members of the Superconducting Magnets And Circuits Consolidation (SMACC) team celebrate after finishing the brazing on the LHC (Image: Maximilien Brice/CERN)

Brazing is a form of soldering that uses an alloy of copper and zinc at high temperature to form or fix a joint between two metals. The brazing team consolidated the interconnections between dipole magnets on the LHC as part of the first long shutdown of CERN's accelerator complex. 

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