Proton Synchrotron Booster

The Proton Synchrotron Booster is made up of four superimposed synchrotron rings that receive beams of proton from linear accelerator 2 at 50 MeV and accelerate them to 1.4 GeV for injection into the Proton Synchrotron

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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

Giorgio Brianti (1930 – 2023)

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Accelerators
05 May, 2023
Accelerators
Obituary
05 May, 2023

A spring awakening: CERN’s accelerators gear up for 2023

Following the winter shutdown, the injectors and accelerators are preparing for the 2023 data-taking season

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Accelerators
29 March, 2023

Accelerator Report: The CERN accelerator complex is awakening from hibernation

The last LHC beam of 2022 was dumped in the early morning of Monday, 28 November; 17 weeks later, on Monday, 27 March 2023, we plan to inject the first beam of the year into the LHC

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Accelerators
09 March, 2023

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

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Experiments
30 June, 2021

LS2 Report: Beams circulate in the PS Booster

The PS Booster successfully received its first beams from Linac4 in December. The PSB team is now preparing the machine for acceleration

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Accelerators
12 January, 2021
Accelerators
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12 January, 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

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Accelerators
14 December, 2020
Accelerators
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14 December, 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