High-Luminosity LHC

Flexible and accessible, the HiRadMat facility celebrates its tenth anniversary

Since its construction in 2011, HiRadMat has been a unique experimental facility for testing materials under beam impact.

Issue 38
05 November, 2021

The North Area is getting a fresh look

The North Area, part of the Super Proton Synchrotron complex, will see a major two-phased facelift in the upcoming years

Issue 38
27 October, 2021

Interview with Lucio Rossi: “When an opportunity meets a need”

Lucio Rossi, coordinator of the HL-LHC project until July 2020, tells us about a new community-building intiative of INFN.

Issue 37
17 August, 2021

QUACO at the finish line

Two 90-mm Niobium-titanium (NbTi) double-aperture quadrupole magnets, also called MQYY in the LHC vernacular, have been developed and manufactured by the companies Elytt Energy and SigmaPhi under the QUACO project for the High-Luminosity LHC upgrades.

Issue 37
22 July, 2021

Qualifying HL-LHC magnets and cavities at Uppsala University

Uppsala University is upgrading its FREIA Laboratory, initially constructed for the ESS project, to test superconducting magnets and crab cavities for the HL-LHC

Issue 37
24 June, 2021

The superconducting coils for the 11T dipoles have been delivered

35 niobium–tin superconducting coils have been manufactured as part of a fruitful collaboration with the company General Electric. They will be used in the 11 T dipoles for the HL-LHC.

Issue 36
28 April, 2021

Bringing Superconducting Power Transmission for HL-LHC from concept to reality

Nb-Ti, MgB2 and ReBCO: a combination of conventional and novel superconductors for the powering of the HL-LHC magnets. Demo 2 and Demo 3 demonstration systems were successfully qualified at CERN in 2020.

Issue 36
06 April, 2021

High-Precision Digitizer for High Luminosity LHC

CERN developed a digitizer to ensure the high-precision measurement of the current delivered to the superconducting magnets of the HL-LHC.

Previous Issues
25 March, 2020

Measuring performance indicators for superconducting wires

An overview of the results from a recent study of two different types of Nb3Sn wires by HyperTech Inc. (US) and Bochvar Institute (RU) at the University of Technology and Atominstitut in Vienna.

Issue 35
19 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