accelerator magnets

The Magnet Detectives investigates the story of the assembly of the US-built magnets for the high-luminosity upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider. By doubling the number of protons inside the LHC and improving the beam dynamics, the upgrade will increase experimental datasets by a factor of 10.

Cabling for LHC upgrade wraps up

Berkeley Lab completed winding more than 2000 kilometers of superconducting wire into cables for new magnets that will help upgrade the Large Hadron Collider. These cables will be used to make the strongest focusing magnets installed in any accelerator by condensing particle beams right before they collide in detectors.

New accelerator magnets are undergoing a rigorous training program to prepare them for the extreme conditions inside the upgraded Large Hadron Collider.