Accelerator update, Oct. 14

Proton Source
AD personnel performed maintenance and tuning studies as needed.

Main Injector/NuMI
Between Oct. 7 and 14, the Main Injector provided 71 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 3.00 x 1018 protons on target.

AD personnel installed the MI-104 ion profile monitor, repaired the MI-52B Septa system and removed and replaced bellows in the MI-307 area, along with other maintenance work.

AD personnel, with assistance from the alignment group, located and removed some of the Recycler aperture restrictions in the MI-30 area.

AD personnel worked on extraction and beamline tuning.

Fixed-target area: Test Beam Facility
AD personnel worked on tuning beam for the Meson Test experiments in the Fermilab Test Beam Facility.

Fixed-target area: SeaQuest
Experts installed magnets and connected instrumentation in preparation for the startup of the SeaQuest experiment later this month. They also performed G2 polarity tests.

View the AD Operations Department schedule.