Long Shutdown 2

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LS2 Report: New SPS beam dump takes shape

The Super Proton Synchrotron will receive a new beam dump before the end of the second long shutdown of CERN’s accelerator complex

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Accelerators
13 August, 2019
Accelerators
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13 August, 2019
Accelerators
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LS2 Report: the complex case of vacuums in the experiments

New vacuum chambers are being developed for the ALICE and CMS experiments

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Engineering
23 July, 2019

Twice as cold in the magnet testing hall

Improvements to the cryogenics infrastructure will more than double the liquid helium production capacity of SM18

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Engineering
08 July, 2019
Engineering
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08 July, 2019
Engineering
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LS2 Report: 2000 kilometres of cable

At CERN, 40 000 cables will be installed or removed during LS2. Laid end to end, they would stretch for 2000 kilometres!

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Engineering
25 June, 2019
Engineering
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25 June, 2019
Engineering
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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
Accelerators
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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