LHC complex

PICTURE OF THE LHC COMPLEX HERE

 

CERN's current and future accelerators

Linear accelerator 2 (LINAC2 - Not covered by the WIC)

Linac 2 is the starting point for the protons used in physics experiments at CERN

Linear accelerator 3 (LINAC3 - Covered by the WIC)

Linac 3 is the starting point for the ions used in physics experiments at CERN

Linear accelerator 4 (LINAC4 - Covered by the WIC)

Linac 4 boosts negative hydrogen ions to high energies. It will become the source of proton beams for the Large Hadron Collider in 2020

The Antiproton Decelerator (AD - Not covered by the WIC)

Not all accelerators increase a particle's speed. The AD slows down antiprotons so they can be used to study antimatter

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC - Covered by the WIC)

The 27-kilometre LHC is the world's largest particle accelerator. It collides protons or lead ions at energies approaching the speed of light

The Low Energy Ion Ring (LEIR - Covered by the WIC)

LEIR takes long pulses of lead ions from Linac 3 and transforms them into the short, dense bunches suitable for injection to the Large Hadron Collider

The Proton Synchrotron (PS - Not covered by the WIC)

A workhorse of CERN's accelerator complex, the Proton Synchrotron has juggled many types of particle since it was first switched on in 1959

The Proton Synchrotron Booster (BOOSTER - Covered by the WIC)

Four superimposed synchrotron rings receive protons from the linear accelerator, boost them to 800 MeV and inject them into the Proton Synchrotron

The Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS - Covered by the WIC)

 

The second-largest machine in CERN’s accelerator complex provides a stepping stone between the Proton Synchrotron and the LHC

 

Few links for experiments and projects :

AWAKE

ELENA

HIE-ISOLDE

HiRadMat

ISOLDE

NToF

 

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