World's first crabbing of a proton beam

23 May 2018

The “crab cavities” tests to rotate a beam of protons – a world first – is a success. The test uses a beam from CERN’s Super Proton Synchrotron accelerator and shows that bunches of protons can be tilted using superconducting transverse radiofrequency cavities. These cavities are a key component of the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider, the future upgrade of the LHC.

From an update on the CERN website



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