CERN Accelerating science

December 11, 2017

A SPECIAL XENON RUN FOR NA61/SHINE

Earlier in October, the Large Hadron Collider had a special test run of colliding xenon nuclei; a new flavour compared to the standard proton and lead collisions foreseen in the LHC experimental programme. Xenon collisions were requested by NA61, a fixed target experiment at the SPS and Xenon ions were injected at the LHC for a short test. For more details see the EP newsletter.