Accelerator update, Sept. 30

Linac and Booster
AD personnel performed Booster kicker work. Tuning and short studies were performed as needed.

Main Injector/NuMI
Between Sept. 23 and Sept. 30, the Main Injector provided 155 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 6.56 x 1018.

AD personnel investigated an aperture restriction in the Recycler. Further studies are on hold until an access is made to look into the beam pipe in the MI-30 area.

AD personnel worked on the MI-52 Septa system and worked on extraction and beamline tuning.

Fixed-target area: Test Beam Facility
AD personnel worked on delivering beam to the Meson Test experiments in the FTBF. They also worked to understand issues with the MI-52 Septa system.

Fixed-target area: SeaQuest
Experts installed magnets and connecting instrumentation in preparation for the startup of the SeaQuest experiment later in October.

View the AD Operations Department schedule.