VIRTUAL MEETING ONLY: Neutrino Seminar Series – PIP-II: A state of the art accelerator powering the next generation neutrino experiment DUNE

  • March 18, 2021, 1:00 pm US/Central

Presented by Lia Merminga from Fermilab

Abstract: The Proton Improvement Plan II (PIP-II) project is an essential upgrade to Fermilab’s accelerator complex to enable the world’s most intense neutrino beam for LBNF/DUNE and a broad particle physics program for many decades to come. PIP-II will deliver 1.2 MW of proton beam power from the Main Injector, upgradeable to multi-MW capability.

The central element of PIP-II is an 800 MeV high intensity superconducting RF linac, which consists of five different types of cavities/cryomodules, including half wave resonators, single spoke and elliptical resonators operating at state-of-the-art parameters. The first two PIP-II cryomodules have been built, are installed in the PIP-II Injector Test facility (PIP2IT) at Fermilab and have accelerated beam to 17 MeV.
PIP-II is the first U.S. accelerator to be constructed with significant contributions from international partners, including India, Italy, France, United Kingdom and Poland. The project was recently baselined, and site construction is underway. The project will be completed in 2028 and enable physics by 2029.

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