Fermilab employees receive Best Paper award from ICMC

Six Fermilab employees received the Best Structural Materials Paper Award from the International Cryogenic Materials Conference. From left: Lance Cooley, TD Head Giorgio Apollinari, Director Pier Oddone, Robert Schuessler, Donna Hicks, Chad Thompson, Eileen Hahn. Not pictured: Alexander Romanenko. Photo: Reidar Hahn

Six Fermilab employees recently received the Best Structural Materials Paper Award from the International Cryogenic Materials Conference. Lance Cooley, Eileen Hahn, Donna Hicks, Alexander Romanenko, Robert Schuessler and Chad Thompson authored the paper, titled “Annealing to Mitigate Pitting in Electropolished Niobium Coupons and SRF Cavities.” The award includes a $1,000 check, which, in accordance with the director’s policy on honoraria, was given to Fermi Research Alliance.

ICMC Best Paper awardees were selected from the ICMC papers presented at the 2011 Conference in Spokane, Wash., published in the Advances of Cryogenic Engineering, vol. 58 (2012).