|LHC Injection Tests|
The second injection test took place on 6-9 November. It took beam into sector 23 and sector 78, sector 67 and sector 56. Beam 2 was taken to the beam dump in point 6 and then to the tertiary collimators at point 5. Full program under link on the left.
Nice image of a splash event courtesy of CMS.
First test of 2009 performed successfully 23-27 October A few highlights here
The LHC was fully cold by mid August. This is being followed by continued powering tests, consolidation and machine checkout in preparation for beam. Five injection tests took place.
Results from the 5th injection test 10th September
The third test is foreseen for 5th - 8th September during which the plan would be to take the beam from point 8 to the beam dump at point 6, and a the same time perform a dry run of the totality of the LHC in preparation for the start of beam commissioning proper on the 10th September.
The first test successfully injected beam at point 2, transversed ALICE, sector 2-3 and then dumped the beam on the momentum cleaning collimators at point 3. (Details below)
The second test:
First beam to IR7
Results from first test: