The large hadron Collider (LHC) suspended all operations due to the ferret that entered the transformer. On it informs “bi-Bi-si” referring to the press-Secretary of the European organization for nuclear research (CERN) Arno Marsala.
The incident occurred early Friday morning at the site near Geneva, the ferret did not get into the tunnels of the Collider. In the report CERN clarifies that the transformer was energised at 66 kW. The actions of the animal led to a short circuit, the ferret died. According to Marsala, specialists will need a few days to repair the damage.
As stressed by the representative of the CERN, the incident did not cause in the organization of a big surprise, because the research center is in a rural location. The Collider has already failed in 2009, and then this, presumably, was caused by a bird, although her remains were never discovered.
LHC is a particle accelerator at the oncoming bunches, designed for acceleration of protons and heavy ions and the products of their collisions. It is built in an underground tunnel with a length of 27 km at a depth of 50-175 m on the border of Switzerland and France. The Collider was launched in the fall of 2008, however, due to an accident the experiments started only in November 2009, and the project capacity it was released in March 2010. On 4 July 2012, CERN physicists announced the discovery with the help of TANK particles, which with high probability were a Higgs boson, its existence has been to confirm the correctness of the Standard model structure of matter.
In early April, the TANK was launched after two-year break. It didn’t work, as experts tried to retool his equipment and wiring.