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29 Nov 2013 | Antje Behrens | Detector
CERN’s surveyors conduct diverse measurements to ensure, for example, accurate positioning of magnets, detectors and other equipment. They do so using techniques such as laser tracking and 3D scanning. Two weeks ago, the surveyors were busy...
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29 Nov 2013 | Maria Isabel Pedraza Morales | Detector
Two new wheels of the Resistive Plate Chambers (RPCs) of the muon system are being installed during the LHC’s first Long Shutdown (LS1). These will add to the six lateral wheels in the (outer) endcaps, which currently make up the RPC system with six...
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27 Nov 2013 | Tom Dodington | Detector
From the CMS experimental site at Cessy, France, located at Point 5 on the LHC ring ————— The past two weeks have seen several pivotal steps taken towards achieving some of the key goals for CMS during the LHC’s first Long Shutdown (LS1). On 21...
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