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CERN’s accelerators gear up for action after the winter maintenance break

A new physics run is about to begin! The first particle beams should reach the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on 11 March

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Accelerators
22 February, 2024
Accelerators
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22 February, 2024

Accelerator Report: The accelerator complex gears up for action after the yearly winter maintenance break

The first beams are already circulating in the Linac4 and PS Booster and should reach the LHC on 11 March. A new physics run is about to begin!

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Accelerators
15 February, 2024
Accelerators
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15 February, 2024

Accelerator Report: Exploring performance potential for future benefit

The year-end technical stop (YETS) officially started on 30 October, with promising performance tests in Linac4. The injection of the first 2024 LHC beam is scheduled for 11 March 2024

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Accelerators
09 November, 2023
Accelerators
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09 November, 2023

Accelerator Report: Ending the 2023 run with a quench

Another few days and the last 2023 LHC beams will be dumped, hopefully by the machine protection system following a controlled magnet quench

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Accelerators
26 October, 2023
Accelerators
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26 October, 2023

Accelerator Report: Optimisation for greater success (and new challenges)

Since the last Accelerator Report, lead-ion beams have been successfully provided to the SPS North Area, in particular to the NA61 experiment, which is their principal user

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Accelerators
12 October, 2023
Accelerators
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12 October, 2023

Accelerator Report: Getting lead ions ready for physics

In about a week, lead ions will be sent from the SPS into the LHC to collide in the accelerator’s four big experiments

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Accelerators
13 September, 2023
Accelerators
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13 September, 2023

Accelerator Report: Beams injected into the LHC ahead of heavy ion collisions

The LHC resumes beam production, following the repair of the inner triplet vacuum leak, and gears up for heavy ion collisions

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Accelerators
01 September, 2023
Accelerators
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01 September, 2023

Accelerator Report: A quench of an LHC inner triplet magnet causes a small leak with major consequences

On Monday, 17 July, the LHC beams were dumped after only 9 minutes in collision due to a radiofrequency interlock caused by an electrical perturbation

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Accelerators
19 July, 2023

Accelerator Report: Reviving antimatter physics and fine-tuning luminosity measurements in the LHC

On Friday, 30 June, an exciting milestone was reached: the much-awaited antiproton physics season finally commenced

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Accelerators
05 July, 2023

Accelerator Report: LHC pausing production for maintenance to stay strong and highly performing

On Monday, 19 June, LHC operation was paused for one week to allow the technical teams to carry out preventive and corrective maintenance on the machine and its subsystems

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Accelerators
20 June, 2023

Accelerator Report: Overcoming setbacks, antiprotons return as LHC recovers luminescent brilliance

The AD operations team received on Friday, 1 June – 12 days earlier than rescheduled – the green light from the AD injection kicker expert: beam could be injected again in the AD ring

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Accelerators
06 June, 2023