ALPHA 2 arrives at CERN


17 Nov 2012

Right now everyone at ALPHA is busy assembly the ALPHA 2 apparatus, the sucessor to ALPHA. The most recent parts to arrive have been the atom-trap cryostat built in TRIUMF in Vancouver, and the new superconducting solenoid, built by Oxford Instruments in the UK and financed by the Danish Carlsberg Foundation. They join the catching trap, designed by the Cockcroft Institute and the existing positron accumulator from ALPHA to make up the complete chain of apparatus being used in ALPHA 2.

Check out  the CERN Bulletin article, some photos from the zone, and the video where Jeff Hangst gives a tour of ALPHA 2