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From KEK: KEK sets up Planning Office for the International Linear Collider

6 February 2014 Tsukuba, 6 January 2014. KEK, Japan's High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, has set up a Planning Office for the International Linear Collider. The office will be headed by Atsuto Suzuki, Director General of KEK, and will oversee a broad range of activities required for realisation of the ILC, in addition to the ongoing efforts. Read more in English - Read more in Japanese

French Linear Collider community meets to reinforce links with world-wide partners

Marc Besancon (CEA/Irfu), Maxim Titov (CEA/Irfu), Marc Winter (CNRS/IN2P3, IPHC) | 9 January 2014 The French Linear collider community organised its second “Linear Collider days” last November. The highlights of the meetings, summarised here by three of the organisers, show the diversity of the fields addressed the community and its expertise. The days ended with a special session dedicated to country reports where accelerator and detector activities in different continents were reviewed in the context of their possible future cooperation with France. It served as one of the building blocks in constructing European ILC Community. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , ,

Accelerating News: Synergies for testing Superconducting RF (SRF) cavities

19 December 2013 CRISP, the "Cluster of Research Infrastructures for Synergies in Physics" is a European-funded project and one of its objectives is to upgrade and harmonise the SRF Accelerator Structures for ESS, ILC, LHC upgrade and the European XFEL. The activity supports an optimised surface treatment, the application of advanced test and preparation infrastructure as well as state-of-the-art diagnostics tools. Significant focus is laid on the knowledge transfer between ESS, CERN and DESY. Read more in Accelerating News Winter 2013 issue Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , ,

From DESY inForm: Under one roof

| 19 December 2013 One-stop (work)shopping for high-gradient cavities: in a new lab at DESY in Hamburg all inspection and treatment processes for cavities come together under one roof to make treatment faster and more reliable and prepare for serial production. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,

Power napping for detectors

| 5 December 2013 If physicists had it their way, detectors of the future would be powered with air. They want no material and no electronic noise to disturb their measurements. Powering by air isn’t a realistic option, so electrical engineers are tackling the challenge, putting a lot of effort into keeping noise down and material out. One of them is Cristian Fuentes at CERN. His latest project: power pulsing for the CLIC detector. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , ,

‘A little dirt never hurt’

| 21 November 2013 After years of pursuing purity in the niobium material used to make superconducting radiofrequency cavities, a Fermilab team led by Anna Grassellino has found that baking cavities to introduce certain impurities may improve the cavity performance. The new method may provide a way for ILC-type cavities to reach up to three times higher quality factors—enabling more cost-effective accelerators. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , , , ,

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: , , ,
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