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Backup Magnets Ready to Ship to LHC

replacement magnets

Physicists and engineers in Brookhaven’s Superconducting Magnet Division are in the final stages of assembling replacement magnets for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Europe’s CERN laboratory. Brookhaven built 20 magnets already installed at the 17-mile circular collider based on designs initially used for the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven. The replacement magnets will be shipped to CERN, where they will be on hand for as quick a switch as possible if they are needed. The Brookhaven team is also working on new magnet designs with improved capabilities for future use at the LHC.

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