An LHC quadrupole whose beam screen had been coated with a fine layer of carbon displayed minimal heat load in comparison to other magnets, constituting a promising step in eliminating electron clouds in future particle accelerators
From brick-building to online flow analyses, ideas abound for sustainable reuse of excavated material from a tunnel for a potential future CERN facility thanks to the “Mining the Future” competition held as part of the FCC Innovation Study.
A laser scanner acquired in 2020 by the EN department’s metrology laboratory produces high-resolution 3D modelling of a wide variety of components
The CERN-coordinated and EU-funded RADSAGA project is coming to an end after four years of rewarding research into radiation protection for electronics
The CERN CRANEbot successfully handled a vacuum module in the CMS cavern without the need for human intervention in a decisive test for the HL-LHC project
Lightweight, robust, complex parts produced using additive manufacturing (3D printing) are proving their worth in the accelerators
The development of the “HiPotCT” system initiated by the cabling team of EN-EA-AS has considerably increased the speed of cabling activities in the LHC detectors
A team from the Vacuum, Surfaces and Coatings group is studying a method of niobium coating by sputtering for use in future accelerators