Troy Rummler

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Mau Lopes has never waited as anxiously for a package as he did for the one that arrived late last month. From the Italian laboratory INFN-Genoa came the completed prototype of one coil module for the s-shaped Mu2e transport solenoid. The module is an aluminum ring about a meter wide and a meter deep, wound with hundreds of turns of superconducting cable. Twenty-seven modules joined together will generate the magnetic field that forms the experiment’s winding muon path. As a… More »

Lionel Prost of the Accelerator Division inspects the PXIE low-energy beam transport, which is now capable of delivering 10 milliamps of current. Photo: Reidar Hahn Fermilab has paved the first few feet of the long road to a dramatic upgrade of its injection complex. Specifically, it’s 8 feet, the current length of PXIE, a test accelerator that prototypes the front end of the proposed upgrades known as PIP-II. The project accomplished a significant step when researchers recently passed beam through… More »