Author: Cruikshank, P.
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WEPPD025 LHC Detector Vacuum System Consolidation for Long Shutdown 1 (LS1) in 2013-2014 2555
  • M.A. Gallilee, J. Chaure, P. Cruikshank, J.E. Gallagher, C. Garion, J.M. Jimenez, R. Kersevan, H. Kos, L. Leduc, P. Lepeule, N. Provot, H. Rambeau, R. Veness
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The LHC has ventured into unchartered territory for Particle Physics accelerators. A dedicated consolidation program is required between 2013 and 2014 to ensure optimal physics performance. The experiments, ALICE, ATLAS, CMS, and LHCb, will utilise this shutdown, along with the gained experience of three years of physics running, to make optimisations to the detectors. New vacuum technologies have been developed for the experimental areas, to be integrated during this first phase shutdown. These technologies include bellows, vacuum chambers and ion pumps in aluminium, new beryllium vacuum chambers, and composite mechanical supports. An overview of this first phase consolidation program for the LHC experiments is presented.