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  • richardmitnick 2:41 pm on April 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    From Fermilab: “Pushing accelerator technology with PXIE” 


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    Tuesday, April 9, 2013
    Leah Hesla

    “The Intensity Frontier program planned for Fermilab’s proposed Project X is an ambitious one, making extraordinary demands of its particle beams and thus of the machine that provides them. Project X teams aren’t shying away from the challenge. They’re tackling the machine head-on and from the front.

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    Engineering physicist Bruce Hanna works on the PXIE ion source test stand at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The ion source will arrive at Fermilab this month. Photo: Lionel Prost, AD

    This month the Accelerator Sector will begin assembling the Project X Injector Experiment (PXIE), kicking off an R&D program to understand, integrate, test and hammer the dents out of this most complex subsystem in the Project X accelerator. PXIE focuses on the front-end injector of Project X, the section that prepares the beam for delivery to multiple physics experiments.

    ‘The unique aspects of Project X are pretty much enabled by the way the front end is configured,’ said Steve Holmes, project manager for Project X.

    The injector takes up the first roughly 40 meters of the Project X 400-meter linear accelerator. In that short length reside the novel accelerator technologies that are most crucial for Project X.

    ‘There isn’t anything similar to PXIE in the world, so in some respect we are in uncharted waters,’ said Sergei Nagaitsev, project scientist for Project X.

    In addition to those at Fermilab, researchers at Argonne, Berkeley, Oak Ridge and SLAC national laboratories and in the Project X India collaboration participate in PXIE, contributing R&D and the injector’s major components. The goal is to demonstrate by 2018 that the injector system works.

    ‘If you can prove you can produce, slice and dice the beam the way you like it, with the right beam quality, then you’re a lot more confident that the rest will go well downstream,’ Henderson said. ‘Relatively, the rest is a piece of cake.’

    See the full article here.

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  • richardmitnick 12:15 pm on June 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    From Fermilab Today: “Project X workshop to develop future experiment framework “ 


    Fermilab is an enduring source of strength for the US contribution to scientific research world wide.

    Friday, June 15, 2012
    Joseph Piergrossi

    From June 14 to 23, the Project X Physics Study, hosted at Fermilab, will put particle physicists from around the United States and the globe to work on strategizing their future experiments using Fermilab’s planned multi-megawatt proton facility, Project X.

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    Schematic view of Project X (Fermilab graphic)

    Project X is currently a three-stage project that will produce the most intense proton beams in the world. As the flagship endeavor of the Intensity Frontier, where Fermilab hopes to focus most of its future experiments, Project X would enhance currently planned experiments using neutrinos, muons and kaons and create possibilities for new studies.

    But before that can happen, the Project X team needs to develop a plan they can present at next year’s Snowmass conference, a meeting of members of the high-energy physics community hosted by the American Physical Society Division of Particles and Fields. That is the goal of this workshop, said Project X scientist and workshop co-chair Bob Tschirhart.”

    See the full article here.

    Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), located just outside Batavia, Illinois, near Chicago, is a US Department of Energy national laboratory specializing in high-energy particle physics.

     
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