First U.S.-Built Focusing Magnet for LHC Upgrade Arrives at CERN, Uses New Superconducting Material 

After twenty years of research, development, testing and production, the United States is now shipping state-of-the-art superconducting accelerator magnets to CERN for the high-luminosity upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. At the heart of these powerful magnets is a new superconducting material used for the first time in a particle accelerator. Earlier, prototypes performed successfully but exhibited shortcomings, however, the dedicated teams of scientists and engineers overcame them with some design and production adjustments.



Paragraf Strides toward Commercializing Graphene-Based Hall Effect Sensors for Highly Precise Magnetic Measurement

In June, Paragraf embarked on a working partnership with the Magnetic Measurement section at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, with both parties set to demonstrate how new opportunities for magnetic measurements are opened up through the unique properties of its graphene sensor, particularly its negligible planar Hall effect. […]