Saturday, March 31, 2007

Fermilab Statement on LHC Magnet Test Failure:

On Tuesday, March 27,  there was a serious failure in a high-pressure test at CERN of a Fermilab-built "inner-triplet" series of three quadrupole magnets in the tunnel of the Large Hadron Collider. The  magnets focus the particle beams prior to collision at each of four interaction points around the accelerator.