Equipment parts for the modernisation of the Large Hadron Collider are created at SPbU
«The intensity of collision of [particle] beams in the collider will be increased in 2020, and therefore it is necessary to get as close as possible to the collision point, in order to study the particles that decay very quickly. Even more superlight supports are needed [for the installations of detectors], which weigh less, so that there would be no undesirable dispersion of the particles,» Zherebchevsky explained.
It was these ultralight supports that have been developed at SPbU, in collaboration with colleagues from the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN). They are special mesh frames made of carbon-fiber composite material, which, despite their extremely low weight, are capable of withstanding very high loads.