Tag archive: KEK

Welcome back, PCMAG!

| 25 August 2011 The 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: ,

Up in the air

21 July 2011 The 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: , , , ,

How to keep cavities blemish-free

| 14 July 2011 Worrying 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: , , ,

Cavity fabrication facility opening ceremony

14 July 2011 The opening ceremony of KEK's new Cavity Fabrication Facility (CFF). From left to right: Katsunobu Oide (Director, Accelerator Laboratory), Fumihiko Takasaki (Trustee), Atsuto Suzuki (Director General), Hideo Hirayama (Trustee), Kenji Ueno (Head, Mechanical Engineering Center). Category: Image of the week | Tagged: , ,

Young scientists at KEK

30 June 2011 Junior 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: , ,

Electron gun placed on KEK electron beam welding machine

23 June 2011 In 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: ,

The gift of research rises from the rubble

| 16 June 2011 Hitoshi 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: , , ,

SLAC scientists recover their systems at ATF

| 9 June 2011 Janice Nelson and Glen White from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in the US are the first overseas scientists to visit KEK after the earthquake. Category: Feature | Tagged: , ,

Kaoru Yokoya retires from KEK

2 June 2011 Image: Nobuko Kobayashi Kaoru Yokoya reflects on his life as an accelerator scientist at KEK during his retirement talk on 31 May. Yokoya retired from KEK on 31 March. He remains with the ILC as an Asia regional director. Category: Image of the week | Tagged: ,

Checkout of ATF starts with test beam

| 2 June 2011 On 26 May, a first test beam steered through the linac of the Accelerator Test Facility at KEK, Japan, with the same energy as before the March 2011 earthquake. Engineers are now working on the magnet alignment at the beam transportation line. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , ,
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