Long Shutdown 2

22 results

LS2 Report: new components installed in the PS Booster

New injection and acceleration equipment is being installed in the PS Booster, which is in the midst of a major overhaul

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Accelerators
12 June, 2019

The waltz of the LHC magnets has begun

Ten new magnets are already being connected

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Accelerators
12 June, 2019
Accelerators
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12 June, 2019
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ALICE and LHCb upgrade their data centres

In autumn 2018 and spring 2019, new data-centre modules were installed and commissioned at the ALICE and LHCb sites (points 2 and 8 of the LHC)

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Computing
24 May, 2019

More than a spring-clean for LHC magnets

Teams are hard at work in the LHC tunnel to improve the electrical insulation of the diodes of more than 1200 magnets

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Accelerators
27 May, 2019
Accelerators
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27 May, 2019
Accelerators
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LS2 Report: the insulation of the LHC diodes has begun

Work has begun to improve the electrical insulation of the diodes of the 1232 dipole magnets in the LHC

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Accelerators
27 May, 2019

LS2 Report: consolidating the energy extraction systems of LHC superconducting magnet circuits

The energy extraction systems absorb the energy of the LHC magnets in case of a quench. Their consolidation is conducted in collaboration with two Russian institutes

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Engineering
13 May, 2019

LS2 Report: before the return of the cold

All the links in the LHC’s cryogenic chain are being examined with a fine-tooth comb in order to detect and correct any issues

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Engineering
30 April, 2019
Engineering
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30 April, 2019
Engineering
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LS2 Report: SPS receives major facelift for new beam dump

The installation and commissioning of the new facility is one of the biggest challenges of LS2 for the SPS team

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Accelerators
08 April, 2019

CMS tightens its net around muons

During LS2, CMS will install 144 additional muon detector modules specially designed to detect particles produced in the very forward region

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Experiments
07 April, 2019
Experiments
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07 April, 2019
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LS2 Report: East Area version 2.0

Not much more than the name will remain of the old East Area before too long. After LS2, the new PS experiment area will be a hub of technology

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Accelerators
23 March, 2019
Accelerators
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23 March, 2019
Accelerators
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The subterranean ballet of ALICE

During the long shutdown of CERN’s accelerators, the ALICE experiment at the LHC is removing and refurbishing or replacing the majority of its detectors

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Experiments
19 March, 2019
Experiments
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19 March, 2019
Experiments
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