Proton Synchrotron

The proton synchrotron is a key component in CERN’s accelerator complex, where it usually accelerates either protons delivered by the Proton Synchrotron Booster or heavy ions from the Low Energy Ion Ring (LEIR). 

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Data-taking in physics facilities is resuming

With the Proton Synchrotron and its Booster accelerating protons to high energies again, the physics season can start at the ISOLDE radioactive ion beam facility and the Antimatter Factory

News
Experiments
30 June, 2021

LS2 Report: CERN’s oldest accelerator awakens

The Proton Synchrotron accelerated its first beam on 4 March after a comprehensive two-year overhaul

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Accelerators
03 March, 2021
Accelerators
News
03 March, 2021

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

News
Accelerators
14 December, 2020
Accelerators
News
14 December, 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
News
28 October, 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

News
Accelerators
11 August, 2020
Accelerators
News
11 August, 2020

LS2 Report: innovation to stop protons in their tracks

Two new beam dumps are ready to be installed in the Proton Synchrotron

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Accelerators
21 February, 2020
Accelerators
News
21 February, 2020

LS2 Report: PS prepared for higher injection energies

CERN’s oldest working accelerator has a new injection kicker magnet and will soon receive a new septum as well

News
Accelerators
11 February, 2020
Accelerators
News
11 February, 2020

LS2 Report: The PS is rejuvenated for its 60th birthday

Work to renovate CERN’s oldest accelerator continues as part of the LHC Injectors Upgrade (LIU) project

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Accelerators
25 November, 2019
Accelerators
News
25 November, 2019

Celebrating 60 years of the Proton Synchrotron

A colloquium on 25 November will celebrate the anniversary of CERN’s oldest accelerator

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Accelerators
25 November, 2019
Accelerators
News
25 November, 2019

60 years of the Proton Synchrotron

A colloquium on 25 November will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the PS

Announcement
Accelerators
08 November, 2019
Accelerators
Announcement
08 November, 2019