The new accelerator for the Large hadron Collider will run may 9
Moscow. May 3. INTERFAX.RU — New linear proton accelerator LINAC-4 — installation, which will significantly increase the performance of the Large hadron Collider (LHC), scheduled to launch may 9 at the European centre for nuclear research (CERN), said the Director of the Institute of nuclear physics. G. I. Budker (INP, Novosibirsk) Pavel Logachev reporters on Wednesday.
He noted that important elements of this accelerator was designed, manufactured and commissioned employees BINP SB RAS, Russian Federal nuclear center (RFNC) in Snezhinsk, together with European colleagues.
“In INP was made of the span of the tube with technology of vacuum brazing and electron beam welding, assembled and pre-configure modules. Final tuning of the equipment the specialists of INP was carried out in CERN,” — said Logachev.
In the framework of the project Institute have produced a corps of cavities and cells, using, in particular, the technology of electrochemical deposition of copper with a thickness of 30-50 microns in stainless steel. This copper coating has, in addition to strong adhesion to the substrate, have good conductivity and to meet the requirements of high vacuum.
“It is expected that in 10 years, when the modernisation programme of the Large hadron Collider is completed, physicists will receive a tenfold increase in the number of particle collisions that will tremendously expand the capacities in observation of rare processes and search for unknown particles,” — said Bogachev.
The TANK is constructed on 100-meter depth under the border of France and Switzerland. It is a circular tunnel that contains the accelerator of charged particles (protons). When they collide at near-light speeds must be born new elementary particles, the study of which will give the answer to the question, what happened in the first moments after the Big Bang.
INP is the largest academic Institute of Russia, one of the world’s leading centers in the field of high energy physics and accelerators, plasma physics and controlled thermonuclear fusion.