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.