Beam-related machine protection for the CERN Large Hadron Collider experiments

@inproceedings{Appleby2010BeamrelatedMP,
  title={Beam-related machine protection for the CERN Large Hadron Collider experiments},
  author={Robert J. T. Appleby and Bart Goddard and Alberto G{\'o}mez-Alonso and Matthew Fraser and Thomas Kramer and Roberta Santacesaria and T. Schoerner Sadenius and Jochen Wenninger},
  year={2010}
}
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Geneva stores 360 MJ per beam of protons at the top machine energy. This amount of energy storage presents a considerable challenge to the machine protection systems designed to protect both the machine and the six LHC experiments. This paper provides an overview of the machine protection systems relevant to the protection of the experiments, and demon- strates their operation and level of protection through a series of injection and stored beam failure… CONTINUE READING