This shows the octupole channel in the Fermilab Integrable Optics Test Accelerator, or IOTA, in November. A set of 17 independently powered octupole magnets is installed in one of the straight sections of IOTA. The channel is used for experiments on nonlinear integrable optics and on the physics of dynamical systems. These experiments study new ways to stabilize high-intensity beams for research at the frontiers of particle physics.
From Bulgarisches Wirtschaftsblatt, Nov. 11, 2020: Während die Wissenschaftler im Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory des US-Energieministeriums auf die mit Spannung erwarteten ersten Ergebnisse des Muon g-2-Experiments warten, setzen die mitarbeitenden Wissenschaftler des Argonne National Laboratory des DOE weiterhin das einzigartige System ein, das das Magnetfeld im Experiment mit beispielloser Präzision abbildet.
Fermilab scientists have broken their own world record for an accelerator magnet. In June, their demonstrator steering dipole magnet achieved a 14.5-tesla field, surpassing the field strength of their 14.1-tesla magnet, which set a record in 2019. This magnet test shows that scientists and engineers can address the demanding requirements for a future particle collider under discussion in the particle physics community.
From Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, June 17, 2020: While COVID-19 risks had led to a temporary halt in fabrication work on high-power superconducting magnets built by a collaboration of three national labs for an upgrade of the world’s largest particle collider at CERN in Europe, researchers at Berkeley Lab are still carrying out some project tasks. Fermilab scientist Giorgio Apollinari, head of the U.S.-based magnet effort for the HL-LHC, is quoted in this piece.
The Magnet Systems Group is back to work in HAB, building the Mu2e transport solenoid magnets. We performed what we believe is the first “critical lift” under the new FESHM 10200 Lift Plans chapter on Wednesday, June 3, using two cranes to rotate test unit TSUN08 from the bore-tube-horizontal warm testing position to the bore-tube-vertical cold testing position.
From Semiconductor Engineering, April 6, 2020: Fermilab, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have built an enormous superconducting magnet — one of 16 — that will be used in the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator project at CERN in Europe.