Sarah Charley

Sarah Charley is senior writer in the Fermilab Office of Communication.

After twenty years of research, development, testing and production, the United States is now shipping state-of-the-art superconducting accelerator magnets to CERN for the high-luminosity upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider. At the heart of these powerful magnets is a new superconducting material used for the first time in a particle accelerator.

Tending to a giant

In a race against the clock, CERN engineers and technicians pulled together to find and fix a leak inside the Large Hadron Collider.