Lucky 13: 1013 protons transferred between Recycler and Main Injector

This plot shows the beam intensities for about a dozen beam cycles in the Recycler (green) and Main Injector (red) on Dec. 19. Each step in the green represents the injection of one full batch of beam from the Booster into the Recycler. Image courtesy of Marty Murphy, AD

Beam intensity in the Recycler and Main Injector recently reached a new high. On Dec. 19, the Accelerator Division successfully transferred just over 1.0 x 1013 protons between the Recycler and Main Injector. Achieving this intensity is a significant milestone and a major step in the process of delivering higher beam power to the NuMI target for NOvA operation.