From FNAL: “Fermilab is first to successfully implement slip stacking for accelerating beams”

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

June 3, 2017
Troy Rummler


The Fermilab accelerator complex smashes protons into so-called targets to produce other particles that scientists can study. The more protons the accelerator can provide, the more data there is to work with. Fermilab accelerator scientists and engineers were the first to successfully implement a technique called “slip stacking,” which allows the injection of multiple batches of beams into an accelerator at one time. By implementing slip stacking, Fermilab effectively doubled the number of protons delivered by its Main Injector accelerator. Kiyomi Seiya was given an IEEE Particle Accelerator Science and Technology award for the work.

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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. Fermilab is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Thousands of scientists from universities and laboratories around the world
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