Oerlikon LEYBOLD vacuum supplied CERN with essential vacuum components for the large Hadron Collider and ATLAS/CMS of the global Swiss high-tech industrial group Oerlikon congratulates today detectors at CERN scientists, who were involved in the ATLAS (A toroidal LHC ApparatuS) and CMS (Compact Muon spectrometer) experiments, identifying clear signs of a new atomic particle. The discovery, which was achieved with the help of the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) at CERN, promises being the long-sought Higgs particles that could help answer still unexplained mysteries of particle physics. The LHC is a gigantic 27 kilometres long, ring-shaped particle accelerator, which requires for its operation of ultra high vacuum. Together with the four detectors, which were used for the experiments of at CERN and which also ATLAS and CMS, the accelerator is located deep under the Earth. The strong radiation, which is produced by accelerated particles at the LHC, as well as an extremely powerful magnetic field presented technical challenges for the design and operation of vacuum systems dar.
Thanks to the efficient cooperation of numerous scientific and technical specialists who were responsible for different aspects of the experiment, the development of a unique for the CERN solution which has been fulfilling all the requirements succeeded in Oerlikon. Oerlikon’s Vakumtechnologiegeschaft, Oerlikon LEYBOLD vacuum, is a pioneer and technology leader in the industry. The Oerlikon segment has equipped the LHC and the great ATLAS detector with special cial vacuum systems as well as two special pump systems designed for the CMS detector system and installed. “Oerlikon LEYBOLD vacuum was awarded for this pump systems in the year 2008 the CMS Gold Award”. This Prize rewards outstanding technological achievements. Andreas WIDL, CEO of Oerlikon vacuum, said: we are pleased with the ATLAS and CMS teams about the ground-breaking news.
This experiment is for the understanding of the physical world of unique importance and is the result of this team’s hard work. We of Oerlikon “Vacuum gratu-naturally all participants and are proud to have made a small contribution to this success.” Dr. Jose Miguel Jimenez, head which CERN Department for vacuum, surface and coating technology, said: We are glad to have a powerful partner that we can cope with the together the incredible challenges to the LHC and the pump vacuum systems with Oerlikon. Through our joint work, “Oerlikon is a part of the story. Oerlikon CEO Michael Buscher said: research applications such as those at CERN are examples of using which we can solve even the most difficult challenges together with our customers and partners. Innovation is the core of Oerlikon and plays an essential role in our long-term strategy for profitable growth”.