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Running like an electron

| 7 November 2013 Hundreds of children (as well as some playful adults) turned into human electrons at the ILC exhibit for the German accelerator lab DESY’s Open Day on 2 November in a mini ILC. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,

Explaining the ILC in an easy-to-understand way

| 24 October 2013 Despite the largest typhoon in the year approaching, about 300 people braved the elements and gathered at a conference hall at University of Tokyo on 15 October. A symposium entitled “Can the ILC solve the mystery of the Universe?” was held, with representatives from the Linear Collider Collaboration (LCC) and specialists from various fields. Category: Around the World | Tagged: ,

ILC moves forward in Japan

and | 10 October 2013 Many of you have seen a media report titled “Science council seeks more study of Japan’s role in particle collider". You may have wondered what this means for the ILC. Hitoshi Murayama and Satoru Yamashita explain that it’s much better than it sounds. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,

No more HF?

| 26 September 2013 In June, Fermilab researchers finished successfully processing and testing the second single-cell, ILC-type cavity that was electropolished with a new technique. The water-based process, which doesn’t require the use of strong acids as the standard technique does, was developed to be more environmentally and worker-friendly. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , ,

Want a Higgs factory? Damping rings are key

| 12 September 2013 The CesrTA collaboration at Cornell University, US, made important contributions to the design of the ILC damping rings for the recently completed Technical Design Report, including finding ways to reduce a phenomenon known as the electron cloud effect. Post-TDR, the collaboration is pursuing ways to make the damping rings even more effective by better understanding another phenomenon: intrabeam scattering. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , ,

Concentrating our energy towards the realisation of the ILC

| 12 September 2013 On 3 September, the Asia-Pacific High Energy Physics Panel (AsiaHEP) and Asian Committee for Future Accelerators (ACFA) jointly issued a statement that the ILC is the most promising electron positron collider to achieve the objectives of next-generation physics. Category: Around the World | Tagged: ,

Pixel party

Marcel Vos (IFIC Valencia, Spain), with help from Igor Rubinsky and Hanno Perrey (DESY, Germany), Carlos Marinas and Theresa Obermann (Bonn University, Germany), and David Cussans (Bristol University, UK) | 25 July 2013 Three detector R&D collaborations working on tomorrow's pixel detectors for charged particles joined forces in a combined test in a beam of particles. With the successful read-out of the three devices in a single data acquisition, they reach another milestone of the EU-sponsored AIDA Project. Work continues towards a more versatile telescope infrastructure to be made available to a broad user community. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , ,

Hydrides: the nemesis of high-quality SRF cavities?

| 25 July 2013 Hydrogen has long been known as a possible enemy of superconducting radiofrequency (SRF) cavities - like those needed for the ILC - thanks to its potential to form non-superconducting hydrides that limit cavity quality factor (Q) and gradient. Researchers at Fermilab have made further progress in understanding the full physics behind hydrogen involvement, which is an important step towards improvements in cavity processing. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , , ,

Take two for cryomodule 2

| 11 July 2013 With the repair and reinstallation of the cryomodule known as CM2, Fermilab researchers are back on the road towards achieving the International Linear Collider’s R&D “S1” goal: operating a cryomodule at ILC gradient specifications. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

On the way to SiD: testing a novel calorimeter

| 11 July 2013 Researchers are taking a step towards the realisation of the International Linear Collider’s (ILC) SiD detector with a test beam of a SiD-specific electromagnetic calorimeter (ECAL) planned for this month at SLAC. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , ,
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