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New U.S. Magnet Puts LHC on Track for Major Upgrade

GianLuca Sabbi of the Accelerator and Fusion Research Division (AFRD), led Berkeley Lab’s contribution to the successful development of a powerful superconducting quadrupole magnet, made from high performance niobium tin, that will be central to a major upgrade planned for CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The magnet, dubbed HQ02a, was built and successfully tested through the U.S. LHC Accelerator Program (LARP). Other key contributors from the Lab included Franck Borgnolutti, Helene Felice, Dan Cheng, Maxim Martchevksky, Prabir Roy, Tiina Salmi, Dan Dietderich, Arno Godeke, and Xiaorong Wang. More>