FCC – High Energy Collider CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

The 2016 Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC’16) was held from 4-9 September in Denver, Colorado. This edition celebrated 50 years of Applied Superconductivity Conferences, marking the long history of applied superconductivity.

Michael Benedikt, the FCC study leader, gave a plenary talk on “Future Circular Collider – High Energy Collider” discussing the plans for a post-LHC research infrastructure that could further push the present boundaries in particle physics. You can download his presentation here.


Benedikt, presented the current status of the FCC project and gave an in-depth overview of the different scenarios explored under the study. He explained the technical challenges explored under the Future Circular Collider (FCC) study and the need for future R&D in superconducting materials to meet the goals of the study.

Superconductivity is one of key enabling technologies for FCC. To significantly extend the energy and intensity frontier one needs powerful magnets able to reach higher magnetic fields and new superconducting accelerating structures. The FCC collaboration is presently exploring new low-temperature superconducting and high-temperature superconducting (HTS) materials along with novel concepts for thin coating with superconducting materials of RF cavities.

The challenges of the FCC study calls for a well-coordinated international effort between the academia and the industry while the collaboration offers many opportunities for researchers and industrial partners who are interested to join. Benedikt’s talk attracted a great interest from the audience and a standing ovation, renewing their meeting for FCC Week 2017 in Berlin.


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