Tag archive: Fermilab

Directors from major particle physics labs meet Japanese journalists

| 10 March 2016 On 26 February, members of the ICFA gathered in a conference room in Tokyo, Japan, for the press conference, explaining the status of accelerator science in the world. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , ,

Back in the beam

| 17 September 2015 Calorimeter prototypes have been taking showers at CERN – particle showers, that is. Detector developers have just packed up their equipment after finishing a campaign to understand the time structure of hadron showers. And they are happy with what they achieved. Find out how a beer chiller played a role in the test beam as well… Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , , , , , ,

Study on technical feasibility

| 17 September 2015 The Japanese consultant Nomura Research Institute is about to embark on a world tour to visit labs around the world and industrial production sites for accelerator components. They are working on a study about the technical feasibility of the ILC and ways to reduce cost. They may be coming to a lab near you! Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Why we need the ILC now #mylinearcollider

| 11 December 2014 This week we're featuring one of the 435 videos posted on the ILC Youtube channel to support the ILC project. Hasan Padamsee is a physicist at Fermilab, USA. Watch him explain why he thinks whe should build the ILC now! You too can contribute by participating in the #mylinearcollider video campaign. Category: Video of the week | Tagged: ,

Vertical wonder

| 26 November 2014 US scientists, with assistance from private industry have designed the newest iteration of a special chip with a 3D integrated circuit, for the ILC's vertex detector that will help measure properties of incoming particles at a higher resolution than previously achievable. The ILC is now another step closer to being an engineering reality. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , ,

From Fermilab Today: New technique for generating RF power may dramatically cut linac costs

| 13 November 2014 A team at Fermilab has developed a new technique to use a magnetron to power a superconducting radio-frequency accelerating cavity, potentially saving hundreds of millions of dollars in the construction and operating costs of future linear accelerators. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,

Full ILC-type cryomodule makes the grade

| 16 October 2014 All eight cavities in an ILC-type cryomodule achieved the accelerating gradient specified for the International Linear Collider earlier this month. The cryomodule, CM2, was developed and assembled to advance superconducting radio-frequency technology and infrastructure at Americas-region laboratories. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , ,

Of cavity performance, tiny beams and official roles: progress in a maturing project

| 5 June 2014 Regional 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: , , , ,

From Fermilab Today: First cavity in Cryomodule 2 achieves goal gradient

9 January 2014 On 20 December, members of the Accelerator Division SRF Electron Linac Department and the Technical Division SRF Development Department successfully brought the first accelerating cavity in Cryomodule 2 to a gradient of 31.5 megavolts per meter, the gradient required for the proposed International Linear Collider. The achievement demonstrates the cavity's successful integration into the cryomodule. Category: Feature | 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: , , , , , , ,
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