Accelerator update, Oct. 28

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

AD personnel installed a refurbished RF cavity and tested the accelerator. For the first time since the accelerator shutdown, they sent beam through Booster Neutrino Beamline in preparation for the startup of the MicroBooNE experiment in 2014.

Main Injector/NuMI
Between Oct. 21 and 28, the Main Injector provided 115 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 5.67 x 1018 protons on target.

AD personnel repaired and conditioned the MI-52B Septa system.

AD personnel, with assistance from the alignment group, continued work understanding and correcting the Recycler aperture restrictions.

AD personnel worked on extraction and beamline tuning.

Fixed-target area: Test Beam Facility
AD personnel worked on tuning beam for the experiments, which include a new experiment called T-1015, in the Fermilab Test Beam Facility.

Fixed-target area: SeaQuest
Experts will conduct NM1 polarity checks this week and continue vacuum leak checks in preparation for the startup of the SeaQuest experiment.

View the AD Operations Department schedule.