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LHC weekly update: March 6, 2009


This week at the LHC, the third sector to be warmed up due to a suspected faulty magnet splice is now at room temperature, and removal of the magnet in question is underway. A prototype for a new anchoring system for another type of LHC magnet is now being tested in the tunnel. If successful, the system would prevent collateral damage to magnets were another large helium leak to occur.

CERN also reports that its Enhanced Quench Protection system for the LHC was favorably reviewed last week by a panel of outside experts. The system, to be installed before the LHC restart later this year, will identify and protect against the type of problem that led to last September's incident.

Technical details from the CERN Bulletin.

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