From FNAL: “Tevatron first accelerator to use electron lens”

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accelerator to use electron lens

June 10, 2017
Troy Rummler

Tevatron is the first accelerator to use an electron lens

Fermilab’s Tevatron was the first particle accelerator to make use of an electron lens, a technique that allowed the machine to compensate for destabilizing forces unavoidably generated by the colliding beams. Proposed in 1997, the lenses were installed in 2001 and 2004 in the Tevatron, where they demonstrated beam-beam compensation. They were also used in the removal of unwanted particles. The innovation earned Fermilab scientist Vladimir Shiltsev a European Physical Society Accelerator Prize.

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FNAL/Tevatron DZero detector

FNAL/Tevatron CDF detector

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