Preparing for slipstacking

Last week the Accelerator Division installed this 53-MHz Recycler radio-frequency cavity in the Main Injector tunnel under the MI60 service building. Two of these cavities are required to manipulate the protons in the Recycler through a process called slipstacking. Slipstacking in the Recycler allows for as many as 50 trillion 120-GeV protons, at a rate of one pulse every 1.33 seconds, onto the target for NOvA neutrino beam production. Photo: Marty Murphy, AD operations specialist for the Recycler and Main Injector