The first definitive component of the High-Luminosity LHC, an absorber designed to protect the machine, has been installed in the LHC, CERN Updates.
Unlike traditional seismometers, which detect ground motions through their effect on weights hanging from springs, the precision laser inclinometer (PLI) measures their effect on the surface of a liquid, CERN Updates.
The production of MoGr blocks for the HL-LHC collimators is a challenging task. Full details in Accelerating News | Issue #29.
Second mock-up coil for the MQYY magnet after winding and polymerization. A promising achievement from Elytt Energy, as part of Phase 3 of the QUACO project.
Tests being carried out on the superconducting power line. From left to right: Julien Hurte, Jerome Fleiter, Alejandro Zurita and Amalia Ballarino, the project leader. (Image: CERN) - CERN News
For the HL-LHC Collider-Experiment Interface Work Package, their LS3 started last January with the manoeuvres to remove the ATLAS end cup toroid (JTT) shielding (Image: F. Sanchez Galan, CERN). Full details in Accelerating News | Issue #28
The first TCLD collimator produced in industry arrived at CERN on January 30th. This is the first of four dispersion suppressor collimators that will be installed around IP2 and IP7 to improve the collimation performance. This is one of the first HL-LHC devices to see the LHC beams: installed in LS2, the TCLD will already be operational for the Run III from 2021. Around IR7, two TCLD will be installed together with the 11 T dipoles that will replace one LHC dipole per side.
Excavation of the two new shafts for the HL-LHC at points 1 and 5 of the accelerator has been completed, CERN Bulletin. A montage of three photos showing an excavator in one of the two shafts that were dug for the High-Luminosity LHC (Images: © Antonino Panté, antoninopante.com. Reproduced with permission).
Tests carried out in 2018 on two crab cavities in the SPS validated their technical principle and many operating parameters, CERN Bulletin.
The WP8 team successfully extracted the JTT from the ATLAS detector on 11 January!
A 'loaded' start to the year for HiLumi. Before the JTT extraction next week in the ATLAS cavern, a WP8 team performs load tests (18.4 tons) in the SX1.
Unique magnets to supercharge the world's largest particle accelerator, European Commission website.
During a public visit, the HL-LHC collaborators saw the progress on the civil engineering works, where in that moment the excavations had reached 30 metres at Point 1 and 25 metres at Point 5, Accelerating News | Issue #27.