jump to navigation

CERN atom-smasher restarts after 14-month breakdown November 20, 2009

Posted by jcconwell in Astronomy, physics.
Tags: ,
trackback

From PhysOrg.com

 


A view of a superconducting solenoid magnet at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) near Geneva. The world’s biggest atom-smasher, shut down after its inauguration in September 2008 amid technical faults, restarted on Friday, a spokesman for the European Organisation for Nuclear Research said.

The world’s biggest atom-smasher, shut down after its inauguration in September 2008 amid technical faults, restarted on Friday, a spokesman for the European Organisation for Nuclear Research said.
“The first tests of injecting sub-atomic particles began around 1600 (1500 GMT),” spokesman James Gillies told AFP.

He said the injections lasted a fraction of a second, enough for “a half or even a complete circuit” of the built in a 27-kilometre (17-mile) long tunnel straddling the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva.

(c) 2009 AFP

Comments»

No comments yet — be the first.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: