Mechanical characterisation of carbon nanotubes for beam instrumentation in CERN’s large hadron collider

Project: Other

Description

CERN is the world’s largest high-energy particle physics laboratory, which is based in Geneva, Switzerland. In order to probe the fundamental behaviour of the universe, CERN’s engineers are required to achieve some of the world’s most extreme technical requirements and to produce vast accelerator systems such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). In order to control this complex, an advanced array of instrumentation is needed in order to characterise the profile of the accelerated beam. The increased energies associated with the next-generation of accelerators mean that more advanced profiling techniques are required. Investigations are therefore ongoing into the feasibility of ion beam and gas curtain methods, as well as the use of advanced wire scanner materials.

This project will involve regular contact with CERN personnel to tackle problems of real industrial interest. The nature of the project will be tailored to the specific interests of the successful student but is likely to involve some aspects of simulation and modelling, concept design and prototyping as well as experimental analysis and testing.
Short titleKick-off project
StatusActive
Effective start/end date2/12/19 → …