Scientists at Fermilab have received funding from the DOE Office of Technology Transitions and the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management to develop devices that generate particles to be accelerated in compact accelerators. The final result could be a machine for metal 3D printing and other applications.

Forces Net, Jan. 3, 2023: Fermilab researchers recently collaborated with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center to build a compact SRF electron accelerator prototype at the IARC. This collaborative work used electron beam accelerator technology to create surfacing materials to serve military transport to improve and extend the lifespan of modern runways and other surfaces.