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How Does a Voltage Multiplier Work?

If you need a high voltage, a voltage multiplier is one of the easiest ways to obtain it. A voltage multiplier is a specialized type of rectifier circuit that converts an AC voltage to a higher DC voltage. 889 more words


Supersymmetry. True? False? Does it matter?

A beautiful but unproved theory of particle physics is withering in the harsh light of data.

For decades, many particle physicists have devoted themselves to the beloved theory, known as supersymmetry. 307 more words

Cryogenic sensors for monitoring in superconducting RF cavities of linacs

Cryogenic sensors are used worldwide in a number of particle accelerators, including the world’s most powerful one, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, where sensors are used to monitor the temperature of the superconducting magnets used to steer and focus the particle beam. 316 more words


Meet the robot security guard of the world's largest physics experiment

A train-like robot has recently started patrolling the 27-km-long underground tunnel housing the world’s biggest particle accelerator.

TIM the robot travels on tracks fastened to the tunnel’s ceiling and checks important parameters of the Large Hadron Collider, which allows scientists to observe the collision of particle beams traveling almost as fast as light. 16 more words

New cyclotron at UChicago jump starts imaging research

After nearly two decades, the University of Chicago has welcomed the return of a cyclotron research facility, which will be open for use in January 2017. 844 more words


New article and app note on sensor wire length of 240 Series modules

In large-scale high-energy physics applications, cryogenic monitoring electronics have traditionally been placed close to the temperature sensors, mainly because of the very small signals used to reduce the effect of self-heating in the measurements. 145 more words

Research And Applications

Distributed PLC monitoring of cryogenic temperature sensors new in from Lake Shore

Lake Shore’s latest 240 Series offers a convenient, modular input solution for precision monitoring of cryogenic temperature sensors in large-scale applications employing distributed PLC-based control. 96 more words

Detectors & Instrumentation