High-Luminosity LHC

The High-Luminosity LHC is a project to increase the luminosity of the Large Hadron Collider by a factor of 10 beyond its design value by 2020.

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Cool kickers for the HL-LHC

The first “MKI-Cool” was installed in early January – water-cooled ferrite cylinders will protect the LHC’s kicker magnets from increased heat load in the high-luminosity era

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Accelerators
25 January, 2023
Accelerators
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25 January, 2023

7.2-m-long niobium–tin quadrupole magnet manufactured at CERN reaches nominal current for the first time

The 7.2-metre-long version of this vital HL-LHC component reached nominal current plus an operational margin corresponding to a coil peak field of 11.5 T at 1.9 K during a test in SM18

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Accelerators
25 January, 2023
Accelerators
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25 January, 2023

Civil-engineering work for the major upgrade of the LHC completed

CERN celebrates the completion of the civil-engineering work for the High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC), the major upgrade of its flagship collider, the LHC

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At CERN
20 January, 2023

High-Luminosity LHC brochure

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Accelerators
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The SM18 test facility in the HL-LHC era

SM18 is one of the largest magnet test facilities in the world. Dedicated to testing superconducting magnets and radiofrequency cavities, it is now waiting for the first HL-LHC components

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Engineering
07 December, 2022
Engineering
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07 December, 2022

A remedy against electron clouds inside particle colliders

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

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Engineering
26 October, 2022
Engineering
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26 October, 2022

Completion of the final civil-engineering works at HL-LHC Point 1: A new CERN facility is born

The construction of the last surface buildings for HL-LHC Point 1, including the underground connections to the HL-LHC cavern, is now complete

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At CERN
24 October, 2022

HL-LHC magnet endurance test further confirms niobium–tin’s resilience

A full-size, US-produced HL-LHC quadrupole magnet based on niobium–tin technology has passed a critical endurance test, another step towards confirming the technology’s viability inside accelerators

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Accelerators
19 July, 2022

HL-LHC magnet endurance test further confirms niobium–tin’s resilience

A full-size, US-produced HL-LHC quadrupole magnet based on niobium–tin technology has passed a critical endurance test, another step towards confirming the technology’s viability inside accelerators

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Accelerators
14 July, 2022

Autopsy of an LHC beam dump

For the first time at CERN, an autopsy has been carried out on a radioactive beam dump. Inspection of the inner workings of the device helped the teams to find out more about how materials behave under the impact of high-energy beams

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Accelerators
08 June, 2022
Accelerators
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08 June, 2022

What will the future LHC beam dumps be made of?

A new experiment has been performed at the HiRadMat facility to test various materials that could be used in the LHC and HL-LHC beam dumps

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Accelerators
08 June, 2022