Long Shutdown 2

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Completion of pressure tests in the LHC

The final pressure test in the LHC took place in sector 6-7 on 27 October. The pressure tests are the last step before the cooling of each sector

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Accelerators
28 October, 2020
Accelerators
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28 October, 2020

The PS key has been handed back to the Operations group

On 23 October, the PS returned to the Operations group’s hands. Beam commissioning in the accelerator is scheduled for 1 March 2021

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Accelerators
28 October, 2020
Accelerators
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28 October, 2020

LS2 Report: waiting for antiprotons...

In the AD hall, a beam of H- ions has reached the GBAR and ALPHA experiments, marking the end of the installation of new transfer lines from the ELENA deceleration ring

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Accelerators
28 October, 2020
Accelerators
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28 October, 2020

LS2 Report: increased cryogenic power at LHC Point 4

At LHC Point 4, a refrigerator that cools helium from room temperature to 4.5 K (-268.65 °C) has undergone major improvements in preparation for the HL-LHC

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Accelerators
14 October, 2020
Accelerators
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14 October, 2020

LS2 Report: 144 new muon detectors in CMS

CMS now has a new layer of detectors: 144 gas electron multiplier (GEM) chambers have been installed to detect the muons produced in the very forward region of CMS

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Experiments
29 September, 2020
Experiments
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29 September, 2020

News from the September 2020 CERN Council

We would like to share with you some of the highlights of the September meetings of the Council and its committees

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At CERN
28 September, 2020
At CERN
Opinion
28 September, 2020

LS2 Report: All interconnections in the LHC have been closed

The DISMAC project is coming to an end: the last of the 1232 interconnections was closed in August and the cool-down of the machine will now begin

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Accelerators
16 September, 2020
Accelerators
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16 September, 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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Accelerators
20 August, 2020
Accelerators
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20 August, 2020

LS2 Report: Further upgrades for the PS

Two new internal beam dumps and a new septum magnet have been installed in the PS as part of the LIU project

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Accelerators
11 August, 2020
Accelerators
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11 August, 2020

LS2 Report: The High-Luminosity LHC is ready for injection

A new beam absorber, developed for high luminosity, has been installed in the LHC

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Accelerators
24 July, 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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Accelerators
08 July, 2020
Accelerators
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08 July, 2020

LS2 Report: A new schedule

As a result of the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 crisis, the injectors will restart at the end of the year and the LHC will restart in autumn 2021

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Accelerators
24 June, 2020
Accelerators
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24 June, 2020