IOTA

Fermilab researchers have announced first results from IOTA, the lab’s newest particle accelerator. The first run, which included observations of single electrons circulating in the ring, illustrates the exciting potential of the versatile machine, both in advancing quantum science and improving accelerator beams.

From CERN Courier, Oct. 29, 2018: In late August, a beam of electrons successfully circulated for the first time through a new particle accelerator at Fermilab. The Integrable Optics Test Accelerator, a 40-meter-circumference storage ring, is one of only a handful of facilities worldwide dedicated to beam-physics studies.

Fermilab machinists and welders get a tour of the FAST/IOTA accelerator to see the results of all their hard work. Photo: Linda Valerio, people, accelerator science, accelerator technology, accelerator, FAST, IOTA

Fermilab machinists and welders get a tour of the FAST/IOTA accelerator to see the results of all their hard work.

Our achievement at FAST is a testament to the strength of the laboratory’s SRF accelerator program and long-awaited proof of the feasibility of the SRF technology at its frontier.