From CERN: “Two-beam module to drive particle beams”

CERN New Masthead

22 Apr 2013
Cian O’Luanaigh

“It may look like a steampunk locomotive, but this first prototype module for the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) won’t be carrying any passengers. CLIC is a concept for a two-beam linear accelerator to collide electrons and positrons (antielectrons) head-on at energies up to several teraelectronvolts (TeV).

two
The first prototype module for the Compact Linear Collider is being tested at CERN (Image:Anna Pantelia/CERN)

The module above – the first of its kind – is being tested at CERN, with neither beam nor radiofrequency (RF) system. The CLIC two-beam module team is checking the feasibility of the engineering designs for the different technical systems, such as the RF structures, the support structures, the alignment, stabilization and vacuum.”

In the CLIC machine, energy is extracted from a low-energy, high-intensity electron beam to drive a parallel beam of particles The main linear accelerators (linacs) have a modular design based on 2-metre long two-beam modules, and will operate under ultra-high vacuum conditions required for beam physics.

clic
CLIC

See the full article here.

Meet CERN in a variety of places:

Cern Courier

THE FOUR MAJOR PROJECT COLLABORATIONS

ATLAS
CERN ATLAS New
ALICE
CERN ALICE New

CMS
CERN CMS New

LHCb
CERN LHCb New

LHC

CERN LHC New

LHC particles

Quantum Diaries


ScienceSprings is powered by MAINGEAR computers