ECFA Linear Collider Workshop: registration is open
The next ECFA Linear Collider Workshop which will be held in Santander (Spain) from 30 May to 5 June 2016. It continues the international workshops devoted to accelerator, physics and detector aspects of future high-energy electron-positron linear colliders (ILC, CLIC). The workshop is co-hosted by ECFA and LCC and will consist of accelerator sessions, several mini-workshops of detector concept and R&D groups as well as physics and plenary sessions. Find out more about the meeting and the programme or register here.
17 November 2011At the Superconducting Test Facility (STF) at KEK, Japan, the construction of the injector cryomodule equipped with two ILC-type nine-cell cavities has begun for the Quantum Beam experiment. The cavity string has been brought out of the clean room, ready for tuner installation. The gas return pipe is being readied to be placed in the cold-mass assembly framework.
Category: Image of the week | Tagged: KEK, Quantum Beam experiment, STF, superconducting cavity
Rika Takahashi | 25 August 2011The superconducting magnet PCMAG came back to KEK on 10 August after four years of use in an experiment at the DESY test beam facility. PCMAG, which stands for persistent-current superconducting magnet, will be upgraded to be a coolant-free magnet.
Category: Feature | Tagged: KEK, PCMAG
21 July 2011The PCMAG – the magnet of the large prototype time projection chamber – will travel from DESY in Germany all the way to KEK in Japan. Before the magnet can begin its journey it must be properly wrapped and lifted out of the DESY test beam facility. Have a save trip PCMAG!
Category: Image of the week | Tagged: DESY, KEK, PCMAG, time projection chamber, TPC
Rika Takahashi | 14 July 2011Worrying about blemishes on the skin is not just an issue for people who pursue personal physical beauty, but also for accelerator scientists. Scientists and engineers at KEK have found a way to deal with unwanted stains on the inner surface of superconducting cavities, which might be one of the causes of performance limitation.
Category: Feature | Tagged: electropolishing, KEK, Kyoto camera, superconducting cavity
30 June 2011Junior high school students in the Tsukuba area visited KEK for their school's job experience programme. Here they use a Kyoto camera to look for defects on the inside of an accelerating cavity.
Category: Image of the week | Tagged: camera, KEK, Kyoto camera
23 June 2011In Spring 2011, an electron beam welding (EBW) machine was delivered to Japan from a manufacturer in Germany for building a cavity production test plant on the Tsukuba campus of KEK. This picture shows the electron gun, which was recently placed on top of the EBW vacuum vessel with help from a German engineer.
Category: Image of the week | Tagged: electron beam welding machine, KEK
Hitoshi Yamamoto | 16 June 2011Hitoshi Yamamoto offers a personal account of his navigation through the chaos brought on by shutdowns of transportation systems, electrical grids and running water immediately following the March earthquake. Amid the confusion, he remained mindful of the work of the ILC, resulting in welcome news for detector research.
Category: Research Director's Report | Tagged: earthquake, Japan, JSPS, KEK