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CERN Courier: July/August 2004

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 44 Issue 6


Cryogenic operations come in from the cold

A recent meeting at Jefferson Lab has inaugurated a new biennial workshop on reducing operating costs and increasing stability and reliability in a new generation of refrigeration plants for superconducting accelerators. Steven Corneliussen reports.

A marriage of pixels and proportional counters

Different technologies come together in the gas pixel detector, a device that for the first time brings very high resolving power to gas detectors, as Ronaldo Bellazzini explains.

From bent crystals to nanostructures

A recent workshop in Frascati highlighted some of the exciting possibilities for future developments in channelling particle beams in ordered structures.

MEG goes in search of the forbidden

The 30th anniversary of the proton accelerator complex at PSI heralds the start of a new generation of particle-physics experiments, with the search for the decay of the muon to a positron and a photon.

The rebirth of the FFAG

After 50 years in waiting, fixed-field alternating-gradient accelerators are at last being built - for a wide variety of applications. Michael Craddock reports on the current status.

In the tracks of the bubble chamber

Horst Wenninger pieces together many of the aspects that made the bubble-chamber programme an important part of CERN's development as an international laboratory.

The beta-decay route to a high-flux neutrino source

Online isotope separation combined with some imaginative accelerator "gymnastics" could provide a high-intensity neutrino beam at CERN. Steve Hancock describes a possible scenario.