In the film Angels & Demons, Professor Robert Langdon played by Tom Hanks visits The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) where three vials of antimatter particles are created. One of the vials of antimatter goes missing and the Illuminati threatens to use it as a bomb.
In real life, CERN uses the Large Hadron Collider to collide particles together. These collisions allow Physicists to test the predictions of different theories of particle Physics such as Higgs Boson, i.e. ‘the Big Bang Theory’.
The Large Hadron Collider requires a large amount of electrical current, which is conducted by Busbars. These photos show some of the Busbars manufactured by Electropak Ltd for the Large Hadron Collider. The Busbars are typically machined or fabricated from Copper or Brass before being silver plated to improve conductivity.
Finally, we powder coat the Busbars using Resicoat. The powder coated insulation allows for a number of Busbars to be fitted close together in a trunk system without the voltage jumping across a gap. This means more power can be generated from a Busbar system that can fit into a confined space.