Tag archive: KEK

Demonstrating the ILC final focus parameters

| 2 May 2013 A 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: , , , ,

A spin-off of ILC technology – already

| 4 April 2013 On 15 March, scientists working on the Quantum Beam Technology Program at KEK’s superconducting RF test facility (STF) confirmed the successful generation of X-rays using Inverse Compton Scattering (ICS) with superconducting radiofrequency (SCRF) acceleration technology. This is the world’s first successful implementation of ICS X-ray sources with SCRF technology. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , ,

Final focus

| 21 March 2013 What 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: , ,

I found the Higgs!

| 6 September 2012 Two little visitors at show off the souvenirs they received at KEK's open house, held on Sunday, 2 September. The girl on the right was very happy to find a "Higgs" in her toy capsule given away at the ILC exhibit. Visitor numbers have increased dramatically from last year's open house, probably due to a special kind of Higgs mechanism that attracts the general public to particle physics. Category: Image of the week | Tagged: , , ,

Japanese high-energy physics community says go for the linear collider

| 23 August 2012 The Japanese high-energy physics community has now published its recommendations in English. Their report strongly endorses two large-scale projects: an early realisation of a linear collider and a large-scale neutrino detector. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , ,

Quantity, quality and keeping the resources

| 26 July 2012 With the news of the Higgs, public interest in particle physics in general and the ILC in particular is at an all-time high. Kaoru Yokoya, Asian Regional Director, says that now is the time to foster this interest and find the next generation of particle physicists in Japan. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

Test facility at KEK becomes an accelerator

| 26 April 2012 KEK's superconducting radiofrequency test facility, called STF, has graduated. No longer a test facility, it is now a fully fledged accelerator. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , ,

Light in the darkness

| 12 April 2012 KEK staff perform a facility disaster prevention and training at the accelerator test facility (ATF), recreating laboratory conditions in an emergency situation. One resourceful staff member flips open his cell phone for a light source. Category: Image of the week | Tagged: ,

Akira Yamamoto: new year, new role

| 12 April 2012 You may know Akira Yamamoto as an ILC Project Manager. Already head of KEK’s cryogenics science centre, he is now wearing a third hat for the next Japanese fiscal year, as he has just been appointed new head of KEK's Linear Collider Project Office. Category: Around the World | Tagged:

Nobu Toge promoted to KEK trustee

| 5 April 2012 The ILC programme’s Nobu Toge has been appointed as one of KEK's five trustees. He began working with the linear collider in 1986, later joining the Global Design Effort in 2005. Toge will remain in the GDE directorate as a member of the editorial team for the Technical Design Report. Category: Profile | Tagged: ,
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