Dec 5 – 6, 2018
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
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Tours at Fermilab

Accelerator Application Development and Demonstration (A2D2)

The new Accelerator Applications Development and Demonstration (A2D2) Facility is a test platform that fosters development and evaluation of new radiation-driven chemical processes and new ideas for electron-beam and X-ray-based nondestructive inspection and testing. Several research partners, including federal agencies, universities and industrial firms, are already using the platform to conduct proof-of-concept studies for various applications.

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Fermilab Test Beam Facility (FTBF)

At the Fermilab Test Beam Facility, scientists from around the world line up to test new detector technologies that will help shape the future of particle physics. The FTBF is the only high-energy hadron test beam in the United States.

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Fermilab Accelerator Science and Technology (FAST) facility

The mission of the Fermilab Accelerator Science and Technology (FAST) facility is to develop a fully-equipped R&D accelerator chain intended to support research and development of accelerator technology for the next generation of particle accelerators.

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Superconducting Magnet and RF cavity Test Facilities (APS-TD)

The Applied Physics and Superconducting Technology Division (APS-TD) hosts world-class facilities and a team of leading experts in a wide range of areas within superconducting magnets and superconductign radio frequency technology.

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Tours at Argonne National Lab

Advanced Photon Source Test Facilities

The Advanced Photon Source (APS) is a national user facility operated by the Department of Energy providing ultra-bright, high-energy x-ray beams to more than 5,000 scientists from across the United States. These come to the APS from universities, industry, medical schools, and other research institutions. Our users bring with them ideas for new discoveries in nearly every scientific discipline, from materials science to biology, chemistry, environmental, geological, and planetary science, and fundamental physics. The x-rays are generated from synchrotron radiation in a high energy electron storage ring with beam injected by a 500 MeV linac and booster synchrotron. The APS maintains several photon and electron beam test facilities for development as well as accelerator technology test stands that are available.

Superconducting Undulators

The Superconducting Undulators Facility of the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne is being used for developing, fabricating and testing components of superconducting undulators as well as for assembly and characterization of superconducting undulator systems.

Isotope Production

Argonne Low Energy Accelerator Facility (LEAF) houses Argonne’s electron linear accelerator and provides a unique method for cost-effective, high-yield production of radioisotopes for medical, national security, basic science, and industrial applications. This production method, based on photonuclear reactions, also results in high specific activities needed for certain clinical applications that are not always achievable through research reactors or proton accelerators.  

Superconducting RF Technologies and ATLAS

Argonne Physics Division operates the world's most advanced facility for electropolishing and chemical polishing superconducting RF (SRF) cavities for particle accelerators. This DOE/NP supported facility provides SRF technology to every current and planned SRF project in the DOE complex. The division also operates the Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS), the world's first superconducting accelerator for projectiles heavier than the electron. Through continuous upgrades of the accelerator and experimental systems, ATLAS remains the most advanced superconducting linac serving the worldwide low energy nuclear physics community. First beam was accelerated in 1978 and, as a DOE national user facility since 1985, ATLAS provides 5000-6000 hours of beam to the research community each year.

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Argonne Wakefield Accelerator (AWA)

The Argonne Wakefield Accelerator (AWA) is a premier electron accelerator with the world’s highest bunch charge to carry out fundamental accelerator research with an emphasis on wakefield acceleration.

The mission of the AWA R&D program is to develop the science and technology of electron beam-driven wakefield acceleration to enable performance breakthroughs for future linear colliders and other advanced accelerators applications. It aspires to create an environment and run a facility that fosters a world leading accelerator science program and develop the technologies for future accelerators while enabling a broad user research program and enabling the cost-effective construction of a new high-energy e+e- collider. 

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