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From Fermilab Today: Fermilab’s new cavity temperature mapping system commissioned

| 26 July 2012 Fermilab scientists have a new diagnostic tool that could lead to far more efficient accelerator cavities. The temperature mapping system, fitted with 576 sensors, reads the temperature of every square centimetre of cavity surface and might thus help scientists get to the bottom of the problem of why superconducting cavities dissipate much more energy than theory predicts. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , ,

Celebrating the Tevatron

| 14 June 2012 The Tevatron may have stopped running, but it still manages to attract a massive crowd. On Monday, Fermilab celebrated the Tevatron's contributions to science, technology and society in the Tevatron Impact Symposium. Category: Image of the week | Tagged: ,

The potential of superconducting niobium cavities

| 17 May 2012 There are more than 30,000 particle accelerators in operation around the world. At Fermilab, US, scientists are collaborating with other laboratories and industry to optimise the manufacturing processes for a new type of powerful accelerator that uses superconducting niobium cavities. Category: Video of the week | Tagged: ,

Fermilab’s Cryomodule 2 installation

| 3 May 2012 Last week Fermilab's Cryomodule 2 was transported to the laboratory's NML building. Watch trucks, cranes and people move and install the ILC-type cryomodule in a time-lapse video. Category: Video of the week | Tagged: , , ,

New bison at Fermilab

| 19 April 2012 Two new male bison, or bulls, were delivered to Fermilab earlier this month. New bulls are rotated into the Fermilab herd every few years. Read more about it in Fermilab Today. Category: Image of the week | Tagged:

Doing the cryomodule shuffle

| 19 April 2012 Out with the old, in with the new! Having completed a successful run of tests on Cryomodule 1, Fermilab researchers remove it from its current home and install Cryomodule 2. The new device’s components have shown promise, and with the experience from the earlier cryomodule brought to bear on the next, the team hopes to realise the ILC gradient goals at Fermilab before long. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , ,

Pushing technology, expanding industry

| 12 January 2012 Canada-based PAVAC Industries recently set up a second shop in Fermilab’s backyard. Their work in superconducting cavities pushes their technological capabilities, enabling them to expand into other accelerator applications such as flue gas treatment for coal plants. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,

Breaking ground for IARC

12 January 2012 Just before the holiday, members of the US and Illinois governments gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony to officially begin construction on the future Illinois Accelerator Research Center, or IARC. From left to right: Bob Kephart, IARC project director; Jim Siegrist, associate director of the Office of Science for the DOE Office of High Energy Physics; Michael Weis, DOE Fermilab site manager for the Office of Science; William Brinkman, director of the Office of Science for the DOE; Pier Oddone, Fermilab director; Warren Ribley, director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; Linda Holmes, Illinois state senator; and Michael Fortner, Illinois state representative. Category: Image of the week | Tagged: ,

Quiltwork event

5 January 2012 Photograph: Cindy Arnold Happy New Year! Perhaps this year will bring a discovery resembling the event being depicted on this bright, bursting-with-energy quilt. Artist Susan Jackan fused and machine-embroidered this quilted depiction of a Higgs event, titled The Heart of the Matter. Stitched and fabric art works of scientific scenes, phenomena and ideas are currently on display in the exhibit Stitched Together: Art and Science at the Fermilab Art Gallery. Category: Image of the week | Tagged: ,

CM2 assembly nearly complete

| 15 December 2011 Fermilab will soon begin operating CM2, a significant advancement in work on superconducting radiofrequency research that will serve the ILC community and Fermilab in building and operating future accelerators. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , ,
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