Proton Synchrotron

The proton synchrotron is a key component in CERN’s accelerator complex, where it usually accelerates either protons delivered by the Proton Synchrotron Booster or heavy ions from the Low Energy Ion Ring (LEIR). 

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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

Oscar Barbalat (1935 – 2023)

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Knowledge sharing
26 September, 2023
Knowledge sharing
Obituary
26 September, 2023

Accelerator Report: Getting lead ions ready for physics

In about a week, lead ions will be sent from the SPS into the LHC to collide in the accelerator’s four big experiments

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Accelerators
13 September, 2023
Accelerators
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13 September, 2023

With FLOTUS, aerosol precursor vapours age more quickly

FLOTUS is a new addition to the CLOUD experiment at CERN. By accelerating the oxidation of organic vapours before injecting them into the CLOUD chamber, FLOTUS allows more complex atmospheric phenomena to be studied

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Experiments
08 August, 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