accelerator technology

From Forbes, Jan. 24, 2018: Fermilab will provide half of SLAC’s LCLS-II cryomodules, and Jefferson Lab in Newport News, Virginia, will provide the other half. Fermilab is located in Illinois, so the very first cryomodule that arrived at SLAC by truck last week made a hefty trip from Illinois to California – essentially making a trip across the whole of the U.S.

LCLS-II at SLAC is an X-ray laser that allows scientists to take snapshots of atoms and molecules in motion. Fermilab is providing SLAC with 22 cryomodules for the LCLS-II upgrade, which will take X-ray science to the next level.

Planning the next big science machine requires consideration of both the current landscape and the distant future.

Our achievement at FAST is a testament to the strength of the laboratory’s SRF accelerator program and long-awaited proof of the feasibility of the SRF technology at its frontier.

Biedron’s research with her graduate students collaborating with Fermilab has encompassed facets of high-power electron sources, intelligent controls for particle accelerators, low-level radio-frequency control and modeling of the so-called “magnetic horns.”