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After Spectacular Start, the LHC Injures Itself

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Science  26 Sep 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5897, pp. 1753
DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5897.1753

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Nine days after starting up without a hitch, an event known as a "quench" has damaged the Large Hadron Collider so severely that it will be out of action until next spring.