Budapest-Debrecen Meetings

Behind the scenes at CERN: slow extraction from the SPS and attempts to improve its efficiency

by Mr Kristof Brunner

Media room (Wigner FK, KFKI 2.)

Media room

Wigner FK, KFKI 2.


Particle accelerators are standard tools of high energy physics. The large accelerator infrastructures provide particle beams to the experiments as a kind of service, and details of the technologies, devices, and the physics of the beam manipulation often times remain hidden even to the experimental physicists. I will overview the CERN SPS slow extraction system towards the fixed target experiments, discuss its difficulties and present our efforts to improve its efficiency.