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CERN And Oxford Instruments Collaborate On Magnet Development

Published on October 25, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Oxford Instruments is delighted to have signed a contract with CERN as part of the next generation upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to high luminosity.

The proposed HiLumi upgrade will enable a significant increase in the proton collision rate and extend the physics reach of the LHC. This requires the deployment of high field 11-13 Tesla magnets constructed with Nb3Sn superconducting technology.

Oxford Instruments is the world leading supplier of wire and research magnets using Nb3Sn. It will apply its deep manufacturing experience to the collaboration with CERN on the prototyping and industrialization of the HiLumi accelerator magnets, in particular the 11T dipoles essential to create the space required for new beam collimation systems.

Dr Steve Chappell, head of the consultancy business group at Oxford Instruments, commented: “We are really excited to be collaborating with CERN on HiLumi. In the spirit of partnership and innovation at the heart of our business, this is a valuable opportunity to learn from each other and together advance superconducting magnet technology.”

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Internationally recognised as world leaders in superconductivity, ultra low temperature cryogenic environments and ultra high vacuum environments, Oxford Instruments Omicron NanoScience is driving innovation in these fields. The company’s leading-edge technologies support research in nanotechnology, solid state and condensed matter physics.

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