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by jolder
Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:43 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Why is energy ramp-up/ramp-down so slow?
Replies: 5
Views: 3585

Re: Why is energy ramp-up/ramp-down so slow?

Tau wrote:The arc magnets are very large inductors, and you cannot apply too much voltage to them, because they'll quench otherwise.
I figured it was something like that. I was unaware of the annoying quench feature of superconductors.
by jolder
Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:39 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Why is energy ramp-up/ramp-down so slow?
Replies: 5
Views: 3585

Why is energy ramp-up/ramp-down so slow?

Looking at the live energy graph ( http://op-webtools.web.cern.ch/op-webtools/vistar/vistars.php?usr=LHC3 ), I am surprised to see that it takes a lot of time to ramp up particle energy. I'm even more surprised that ramp-down takes just as long. You'd think just removing power would grind all activi...
by jolder
Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: New Users Start Here
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 2
Views: 1267

Hi!

Hi all,

glad the LHC is finally up and running. Odd so find such a small gathering of folks around here.