Accelerator update, Nov. 18

Proton Source
AD personnel performed maintenance and tuning studies as needed and worked on Booster RF issues.

Main Injector/NuMI
Between Nov. 11 and 18, the Main Injector provided 146 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 6.71 x 1018 protons on target.

AD personnel worked on Recycler commissioning, rescanned tight aperture locations and worked on smoothing the orbit of the beam around the Recycler.

AD personnel worked on extraction and beamline tuning. They also worked on DC current transfer problems, which were affecting beam extraction.

Fixed-target area: Test Beam Facility
AD personnel worked on beam tuning and front-end readback issues for the experiments in the Fermilab Test Beam Facility. They worked with TD personnel to repair a water leak on a magnet in the M03/4 enclosure. A foil calibration was performed for the secondary-emission monitor in the MW1 enclosure.

Fixed-target area: SeaQuest
AD personnel worked on beam tuning and replaced the segmented wire ion chamber in NM1.

View the AD Operations Department schedule.