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View Full Version : First Images Emerge of Damage to the LHC, Replacements Arrive



Fraser
2008-Dec-05, 11:10 AM
On September 19th, CERN announced that the Large Hadron Collider had suffered a major incident, known as a "quench". An electrical short between two of the superconducting magnets had kick-started a helium coolant leak inside the tunnels housing the accelerator ring. The quench caused the magnets to rapidly heat up, severely damaging them. The violent [...]

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