Rika Takahashi | 29 October 2015The ILC Progress Report is a document outlining the technical progress after the publication of the Technical Design Report (TDR) in 2013. It contains the information regarding the progress in civil engineering studies, accelerator hardware design/development updates, accelerator system layout updates, integration/test facilities to be prepared for “hub-laboratory functioning, and updated project implementation plan, and further preparatory work.
Category: Feature | Tagged: accelerator R&D, ATF2, cavity gradient, TDR, XFEL
Mike Harrison | 8 January 2015For the ILC, 2014 was a year of progress in many areas, but the most important activities were centred in Japan, where Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has started deliberations to evaluate the physics justification as well as the scope and cost of the project. The past year also featured nice results from the ATF2 facility in Japan and the XFEL in Europe. Mike Harrison, associate director for the International Linear Collider in the Linear Collider Collaboration, didn’t avoid the temptation to look back before looking ahead to 2015.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: accelerator R&D, ATF2, change control board, detector R&D, European XFEL, Japan, Kitakami site, LHC, MDI, MEXT
26 November 2014CERN and the Japanese high-energy accelerator research laboratory KEK have a long history of collaboration. An agreement signed at KEK on 21 November puts this on even firmer ground: both labs will establish CERN-KEK offices to increase the collaborative effort on accelerator R&D and construction projects of mutual interest.
Category: Feature | Tagged: accelerator R&D, ATF, ATF2, CERN, CLIC, FCC, ILC, J-PARC, KEK, LHC upgrade
Rika Takahashi | 24 July 2014Last month, LC NewsLine reported the achievement of the world’s smallest beam size of 55 nanometres at the ATF2 facility at KEK. At two international conferences held in June and July, the next record of 44 nanometres was reported by Kiyoshi Kubo and Shigeru Kuroda.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: ATF, ATF2, beam size, final focus
Akira Yamamoto | 5 June 2014Regional Director Akira Yamamoto reports from the Americas Workshop on Linear Colliders (AWLC) 2014 held last month at Fermilab, US. A new official structure gives weight to contributions from scientists who used to juggle linear collider work and their projects “at home”, and in general he observes that big progress is common when a technology hasn’t reached a certain stage of maturity, but once it has, the steps become smaller, but almost more important.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: accelerator R&D, ATF2, cavity gradient, Fermilab, Japan
Barry Barish | 2 May 2013A key feature of the ILC is that it is a single-pass machine. In contrast to a circular accelerator, where the beam goes around many times, the ILC beams pass through each accelerator element only once, including the interaction point. For the accelerator, this means that for each accelerating module, the machine must be very efficient at transferring wall power into the machine beam, with the added requirement that the final beam must emerge with very low emittance so that it can be focused to the very tiny beam spot required to achieve high luminosity. The ATF-2 at KEK is a special test beam line that has been built to demonstrate the ability to achieve ILC-like namometre beam spots and stabilise them. Recent tests have demonstrated beam spots that are within a factor of two of the ILC design and promise to improve in the future.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ATF2, beam spot size, final focus, KEK, PAC
Daisy Yuhas | 21 March 2013What makes the ILC beams far smaller than a human hair? A series of magnets referred to as the ‘final focus,’ designed to maximise chances of collision at the heart of the ILC detectors.
Category: LCpedia | Tagged: accelerator R&D, ATF2, KEK