Accelerator update, Sept. 23

Linac and Booster
AD personnel operated the Linac and Booster accelerators, tuned the machines and conducted machine studies. Technicians replaced the driver tube for the RFQ.

Main Injector/NuMI
During the week of Sept. 16, the Main Injector provided 113 hours of proton beam to the NuMI target for the production of neutrinos for MINERvA, MINOS and NOvA. The machine delivered an integrated intensity of 4.57 x 1018.

AD personnel investigated an aperture restriction in the Recycler. They adjusted and realigned the beam pipe.

Fixed-target area: Test Beam Facility
AD personnel sent proton beam from the Main Injector to the Fermilab Test Beam Facility. Experiment T-1038 took data, and equipment for experiments T-1043,T-992,T-1045 and T-1047 were installed during the week.

Fixed-target area: SeaQuest
The first post-shutdown beam to SeaQuest is expected in October.

View the AD Operations Department schedule.