From DOE’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory: “Undulator magnet for the optical stochastic cooling experiment in IOTA” Photo Study

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From DOE’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory , an enduring source of strength for the US contribution to scientific research world wide.

FNAL IOTA project.

After the first electron beam was circulated in August 2018, the experimental program at the Fermilab Integrable Optics Test Accelerator (IOTA) continues with commissioning of machine and diagnostics and with the first beam-physics experiments.

Photo Study

The optical stochastic cooling experiment’s undulator magnet installed in the Fermilab Integrable Optics Test Accelerator, or IOTA, in November. Credit: Giulio Stancari.

This detail shows the the gap between the OSC undulator magnet coils and poles. Credit: Giulio Stancari.

Traveling through the magnet, the electron beam generates infrared light, which is used to detect its position and velocity. The OSC experiment will use for the first time this light to increase the density of the electron beam and therefore improve the performance of future high-energy physics experiments. Credit: Giulio Stancari.

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