Linac 4

Linear accelerator 4 (Linear 4) is designed to boost negative hydrogen ions to high energies. It is scheduled to become the source of proton beams for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) after the long shutdown in 2017-18. 

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LS2 Report: Review of a rather unusual year

COVID-19 has undoubtedly had an impact on the activities and schedule of LS2. Nevertheless, the accelerators are now starting up again

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14 December, 2020
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14 December, 2020

LS2 Report: CERN’s newest accelerator awakens

Linac 4 has taken over from the retired Linac 2 as the first accelerator in the LHC injection chain

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20 August, 2020
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20 August, 2020

The first accelerators are back in action

It’s the end of Long Shutdown 2 for the PS Booster, the first accelerator to be recommissioned, alongside Linac 4

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08 July, 2020
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08 July, 2020

LS2 Report: Linac4 knocking at the door of the PS Booster

During a two-month test run that started at the end of September, Linac4 will send negative hydrogen ions up to the door of the PS Booster

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29 October, 2019
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29 October, 2019

LINAC4 Footage (HD)

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At CERN
At CERN
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Meet Linac4

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At CERN
At CERN
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The long road to Linac4

After two decades of design and construction, CERN’s newest accelerator, Linac4, is on its way to join the LHC injection chain

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26 February, 2018
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26 February, 2018

New magnets to feed the Proton Synchrotron Booster

New septum magnets will send the beam to the four rings of the PS Booster after the Long Shutdown 2

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21 November, 2017
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21 November, 2017

Here’s to a long life for Linac 4!

Ten years after it was approved, CERN’s new accelerator is officially inaugurated

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23 May, 2017
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23 May, 2017

A brand new linear accelerator for CERN

At a ceremony today, CERN inaugurated its linear accelerator, Linac 4, the newest accelerator acquisition since the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

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09 May, 2017
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09 May, 2017

Linac 4 reached its energy goal

After having accelerated a beam up to the design energy of 160 MeV, Linac 4 is now entering a new phase of its commissioning

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14 November, 2016
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14 November, 2016