ILC NewsLine
Feature Story
Hot out of the oven, Saclay team improves cavity baking process

At Saclay, cavities are baked with an infrared heating source.
Before accelerating electrons and positrons, cavities need to undergo a number of treatments, such as chemical and electropolishing, the last one being baking. The standard baking procedure heats the cavity at 120C for two days with an ultra high vacuum (UHV) requirement. These very restrictive conditions are unfortunately not appropriate for the treatment of 16,000 cavities that the ILC requires. At Saclay, France, the DAPNIA laboratory has been working on RF cavities for about 15 years, within the TESLA collaboration. Their cavity baking facility recently reached a milestone, showing that the baking time could be reduced to three hours and the UHV conditions may not be necessary, which would be more compatible for mass production of cavities.

-- Perrine Royole-Degieux


Upcoming meetings, conferences, workshops

SiD Fermilab Workshop
Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois
9-11 April 2007

The LHC Early Phase for the ILC
Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois
12-14 April 2007

TESLA Technology Collaboration Meeting
Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois
23-26 April 2007

MAC Meeting
26-27 April 2007

DOE/NSF ILC Americas Regional Team Review
30 April - 2 May

ILC Software and Tools Workshop
LAL - Orsay
2-4 May 2007

CALICE Collaboration Meeting
Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
10-12 May 2007

Annual WILGA Conference
Warsaw University of Technology Resort, Poland
21-27 May 2007

POSIPOL 2007 Workshop
LAL-Orsay, France
23-25 May 2007

LCWS 2007
Hamburg, Germany
30 May - 4 June 2007

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Feature Story
China on the walkway
towards the ILC

The Temple of Heaven, a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design in Beijing symbolises the relationship

between earth and heaven - the human society and the universe - which stands at the heart of Chinese cosmology. It was the central image on the poster for the 9th ACFA ILC Physics & Detector Workshop and ILC GDE Meeting in February 2007 at IHEP in Beijing, where the ILC reference design and preliminary cost were officially announced. Although the walkway towards the ILC is as long as that in the Temple of Heaven, China is now taking steady steps and making more contributions to the realisation of the ILC. This interest manifests itself in the Chinese scientists' unanimous support for China's participation in the ILC, which has been demonstrated during the Fragrant Mountain Meeting, held at the end of 2006, the expanding collaboration with KEK and other labs worldwide, the ILC GDE Meeting held in Beijing this February, and the various R&D efforts in progress at IHEP and other institutes.

-- J.Y. Zhai, IHEP

In the News
From Cern Courier
April 2007
ICFA releases ILC design report

From Physicsworld
April 2007
A triangle that matters

From Le Journal du CNRS
April 2007
Horizon 2020: les ambitions du CNRS
Read more (in French)...

From Symmetry Magazine
Mar/Apr 2007
Focus on the Future

From Symmetry Magazine
April 2007
Toward an International Linear Collider

From Symmetry Magazine
Mar/Apr 2007
The ILCs reference design

2 April 2007
A New Dawn in Scientific Research

From Science Magazine
29 March 2007
String Theory, With No Holds Barred
Director's Corner
GDE to sponsor Second International School for Linear Colliders

Poster for the 2nd International School for Linear Colliders
I am pleased to announce that the second accelerator school dedicated to linear colliders will be held from 1-10 October 2007 at Ettore Majorana Center, Erice (Sicily), Italy under the sponsorship of the ILC GDE, ILCSC and ICFA Beam Dynamics Panel. The demand for success of our first accelerator school held last year in Japan has motivated us to follow up with a second school in Europe this year, and we plan a third one in the U.S. next year. The primary focus of the school will be on the International Linear Collider (ILC), but it will also cover multi-TeV colliders, such as the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC). The school is directed toward graduate students from universities around the world, postdoctoral fellows, junior researchers, and physicists interested in changing their career from experimental physics to accelerator physics. Detailed information on the school can be found online.

-- Barry Barish

Director's Corner Archive

LCWS 07 Early Registration Deadline
The LCWS2007/ILC workshop and GDE meeting will take place at DESY in Hamburg, Germany, from 30 May to 3 June 2007.
The deadline for early registration is 15 April 2007.
more information

ILC-Related Preprints
28 Mar 2007
Micromegas TPC studies at high magnetic fields using the charge dispersion signal

27 Mar 2007
Noncommutative QED corrections to process e+ e- → μ+ μ- γ at linear collider energies

EUROTEV Reports 2006
Fast Injection Kickers for DAΦNE and ILC Damping Rings

Selection of the optimum Magnet Design for the International Linear Collider Positron Source Helical Undulator