High Energy Physics

Particle accelerators are key instruments in high energy physics research. Using strong magnetic fields to accelerate particles in circular path, accelerators such as cyclotrons and synchrotrons play a key role in many scientific and medical discoveries.

Immense in size and housed in vast facility, a particle accelerator requires miles of cabling to connect its various components along the ring structure. When used in areas where long run lengths are required, cable assemblies need to be low loss to provide high power transfer efficiency and minimize thermal dissipation. In areas where high voltage handling is critical, coaxial cables support reliable operation with shield structure. Design and manufacturing considerations must be given to dielectric material selection, thickness, as well as quality of finished product. Flame-resistant cables are a preferred, if not required, solution when used in particle accelerators. 

Key Solutions

Low-loss coaxial cables: Low cable attenuation minimizes energy loss and heat dissipation.  Low-loss cables are particularly advantageous when long lengths are required.  The coaxial structure supports safe handling of high voltage and current with a return path. 

High voltage connectors: Quick-disconnect connectors with positive-locking feature enable tool-free installation and minimizes human error.  Traditional interfaces such as SHV are proven solution for high voltage handling.      

Flame resistance: Flame-resistant jacket on high power cable adds a layer of protection and containment, especially in confined indoor space. 

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