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Fraser
2008-Sep-20, 08:30 PM
It's this sort of news I really did not want to wake up to. At 0927 GMT Friday morning, a fault known as a "quench" resulted in the leakage of a tonne of helium coolant causing 100 of the LHC superconducting magnets to heat up to 100°C. The fire services had to be called and [...]

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sohh_fly
2008-Sep-21, 05:47 AM
this sounds pretty serious , although some of the scientist are not too highly concerned.

what would the state of the LHC have been if tempertures had risen by a factor of 2 or 3 or if the magnets had been weaken some more?

i hope they know what their doing, cause i sure don't and most times i never do.