Research and Development

The Research and Development programme is structured according to three categories:

  • Technology driven R&D (T) 

Aims at the development of systems and expertise to guarantee knowledge of state of the art technologies to continue operating efficiently existing systems, processes or services. Typically, this R&D targets the upgrade of existing technologies at the LHC and the existing accelerator complex.

  • Project driven R&D (P)

Determines methods, construct prototypes to address specific project needs or requirements, e.g. approved projects and studies such as HL-LHC, CLIC, FCC, etc. Deliverables are expected in a well-defined time scale.

  • Generic R&D (G)

Builds on the body of knowledge of core, strategic technologies in TE. It advances scientific knowledge and represents path-breaking options for current and future projects.

  Technology Project-driven Generic
ABT State of art technologies for Beam Transfer Beam transfer developments for HL-LHC and LIU Next generation of Beam Transfer Systems
CRG Improvement of the availability and performance of accelerators and experiments Project-driven R&D on cryo-technologies Next generation of Cryogenics systems
EPC Magnet Power Converters for particle accelerators High-precision power supply for superconducting magnets Advanced Energy management for Future Colliders
High pulsed power system
Next generation of power semiconductors for high precision power supply
MPE State of the art technologies for machine protection Machine and magnet protection for HL-LHC Next generation of machine protection systems
MSC Core technologies: infrastructure, instrumentation, manufacturing, polymers ... LTS High Field Magnet (16T) for the energy frontier (HE-LHC, FCC) Magnets for Accelerators, Beam Lines and Experiments
HTS High Field Magnet (20T) for the energy frontier (HE-LHC, FCC) Added value initiatives
VSC Development of tools and processes Cryogenic environment projects Machine learning and numerical methods for vacuum applications
Plasma-based technologies