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Tumbling opens possibilities

| 3 March 2011 A Fermilab team places water and pebble-like materials in a niobium accelerating cavity and spins it around like a carnival ride. As they do, they hope to perfect the recipe for achieving not only a high gradient, but a mirror-like finish every time. Category: Uncategorized | Tagged:

From symmetrybreaking: Tevatron to shut down at end of FY2011

13 January 2011 Today we received the news that we will not receive funding for the proposed Tevatron extension and consequently the Tevatron will close at the end of FY2011 as was previously planned. The present budgetary climate did not permit DOE to secure the additional funds needed to run the Tevatron for three more years as recommended by the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , ,

Winter wonder lab

13 January 2011 It's been a snowy winter in the Chicago, Illinois area. A Fermilab cooling pond has begun icing over. Wilson Hall stands in the background. Category: Image of the week | Tagged:

From Fermilab Today: Fermilab begins operation of first SRF cryomodule

| 9 December 2010 Years of effort by more than 100 staff members at Fermilab have led to the cooldown of Cryomodule 1 at the laboratory's SRF Accelerator Test Facility. At 11 a.m. on Nov. 22, liquid helium flowed through CM1, cooling it to 2 Kelvin (-271° C). Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,

From Fermilab Today: Introducing the ICPA: The right tool for the right job

24 November 2010 Developing and improving superconducting radio-frequency technology is an important goal for Fermilab. SRF technology allows us to conceive and plan for future accelerators, such as Project X, the ILC or the Muon Collider, or for energy production applications such as Accelerator Driven Systems. One thing that will help this goal is a new facility that we will start up next year in the Technical Division, named the Integrated Cavity Processing Apparatus. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,

“Set it and forget it!”

and | 28 October 2010 Fermilab and KEK scientists recently hooked up a new cavity tuning system to the various cavities in the so-called cavity-tuner zoo at KEK. This zoo, comprising eight superconducting radiofrequency cavities fabricated by four different vendors from three different regions, was the testing ground for a new development in what is called Lorentz force detuning (LFD) compensation. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , ,

From Fermilab: Fermilab constructs pioneering accelerator test facility

23 September 2010 Batavia, Ill.—Officials at the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory announced today that the laboratory has started phase II of the construction of a pioneering facility to advance a technology that will be critical to the next generation of particle accelerators. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , ,

From Fermilab Today: Fine-tuning the instruments of acceleration

| 26 August 2010 Achieving resonance in a scientific collaboration is no small feat, but scientists at Fermilab, DESY and KEK have come together to do exactly that: They've improved the mechanism that keeps superconducting radio frequency cavities in tune.Members of Fermilab's Technical Division and DESY staff, with financial assistance from KEK, recently built four new tuning machines that set SRF cavities to the correct frequency and alignment. More highly automated than their predecessors, the machines save time and labor and ensure greater consistency in RF cavity quality. They work by squeezing or stretching individual cells in a nine-cell cavity and allowing all of them to perform identically and impart the same acceleration to the beam. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , ,

From Fermilab Today: Fermilab-designed beam position monitors go to KEK

| 12 August 2010 Last May, in only two weeks' time, a team of Accelerator Division Instrumentation Department employees installed, powered, debugged and started up a brand new, home-made beam position monitoring system at KEK's Accelerator Test Facility. It worked flawlessly. Category: Around the World | Tagged: ,

From Fermilab Today: Recovery Act funds keep Fermilab wired

| 5 August 2010 Electrician Stan Kramer spent the better part of a recession-hit 2009 unemployed. Then, last March, he received the call from Arlington Electric that he was needed for a newly created job at Fermilab. Fermilab hired Arlington to do electrical work at the New Muon Laboratory with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , ,
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