- Confirmation that the cause was an electrical fault, rather than a magnet quench. When temperatures rose, the magnets certainly quenched in response, but the initial cause was “an electrical arc which punctured the helium enclosure, leading to a release of helium into the insulation vacuum of the cryostat.”
- Sentences that begin, “After 0.39 seconds”, “at 0.46 seconds”, and “at 0.86 seconds…”
- At most 5 quadrupole and 24 dipole magnets will need to be repaired, though more may need to be removed to clean off “contamination by a soot-like dust.” There are enough spare magnets and components for all of these repairs. (Whew!)
- In all, 6 tonnes of helium were lost out of the 15 tonnes that were in that sector. The last 4 leaked slowly, before the enclosure could be closed.
Again, I’m not a CERN representative, I’m just very interested in the outcome of this project, as may be some of the readers of this blog.