Crab Cavities

Crab Cavities

The year of the crab

Tests carried out in 2018 on two crab cavities in the SPS validated their technical principle and many operating parameters, CERN Bulletin.



World’s first crabbing of a proton beam

The crab cavities, used to rotate the beams of protons, have been successfully tested on 23 May – a world first, CERN Bulletin.


Crabs settled in the tunnel

CERN scientist, Giovanna Vandoni, has coordinated the recent installation of the cryomodule containing the first two prototype cavities in the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS), CERN Bulletin.


Crab kicks for brighter collisions

Advanced radio-frequency crab cavities are to be tested for the first time in a proton beam, a vital step towards the high-luminosity LHC upgrade, CERN Courier, Vol.58, Number 4, May 2018.


The Crab Cavity teams celebrate a key milestone

A festive event took place in the Globe on Wednesday 7th March to celebrate the successful completion and installation of the first cryo-module of the Crab Cavity system project and the newly prepared cryogenic test facility in the SPS.



From first concept to the SPS: the challenge of the HL-LHC crab cavities cryomodules


Crab cavities will help increase the luminosity of collisions in the High-Luminosity upgrade of the LHC, Accelerating News.



Crab cavities get into their shells

The assembly of the new superconducting crab cavities, the testing of which is planned to take place at the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) in 2018, is progressing with a steady pace and on schedule, CERN Bulle