superconducting radio-frequency technology

Fermilab’s quantum program includes a number of leading-edge research initiatives that build on the lab’s unique capabilities as the U.S. center for high-energy physics and a leader in quantum physics research. On the tour, researchers discussed quantum technologies for communication, high-energy physics experiments, algorithms and theory, and superconducting qubits hosted in superconducting radio-frequency cavities.

A superconducting radio-frequency accelerator cavity is mounted and connected to a cryocooler, cooling the cavity without the use of liquid helium. This new device could make it easier to produce high-average-power electron beams for industrial applications. Photo: Marty Murphy

Researchers demonstrate the cryogen-free operation of a superconducting radio-frequency cavity that might ease barriers to its use in societal applications.

Mattia Checchin, a Ph.D. student from the Illinois Institute of Technology who is conducting his thesis research at Fermilab, has won first prize in the LINAC 16 student poster contest.

Fermilab’s recently assembled prototype cryomodule for the future LCLS-II is entering its next phase. In late July, the cryomodule was moved to new, temporary lodgings at Fermilab’s Cryomodule Test Facility, where it is hooked up to a new test stand, also just completed.