Particle Accelerators

LS2 Report: Getting ready for the future of physics in the East Area

Upgraded beam lines will support existing and new collaborations in an environmentally savvy manner in one of CERN’s oldest facilities.

Issue 36
26 January, 2021

Xcitement down under: Australia gets first X-band facility

Half of a CERN high-gradient test facility embarks on a new life at the University of Melbourne

Issue 36
15 January, 2021

Announcing the 12th Workshop on Accelerators Operation

The 12th Workshop on Accelerators Operation will be held virtually from October 5th to Oct 8th, 2021, organized by the ALBA Synchrotron (Barcelona, Spain).

Issue 36
27 April, 2021

Announcing I.FAST, an H2020 project aimed at fostering innovation for particle accelerators

I.FAST aims to enhance innovation in the particle accelerator community, mapping out and facilitating the development of breakthrough technologies common to multiple accelerator platforms.

Issue 35
28 January, 2021

Superconducting magnets masterclass: an opportunity born from adverse times

Against the challenges of the first wave of the pandemic, from May to October 2020, CERN's MSC group organised a masterclass on the design of superconducting magnets for particle colliders.

Issue 35
26 January, 2021

New schedule for CERN’s accelerators and experiments

The schedule for the current long shutdown (LS2) has had to be modified due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Issue 35
27 November, 2020

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

Issue 35
14 December, 2020

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

Issue 35
14 October, 2020

First beam inside the upgraded HIE-ISOLDE facility

Upgrades and repairs of the HIE-ISOLDE linear accelerator will enable experiments to delve deeper than ever into the physics of radioactive isotopes

Issue 35
10 November, 2020

In order to produce astatine at ISOLDEs General Purpose Separator (GPS) beamline, the 1.4 GeV proton beam from the Proton Synchrotron Booster (PSB) impinged upon a thorium target, creating astatine isotopes in a spallation reaction.