From Advanced Science News, August 19, 2022: A team of researchers led by Fermilab’s Jonathan Jarvis have successfully demonstrated optical stochastic cooling. This improved technique will increase the achievable cooling rate by up to four orders of magnitude and ultimately allowing physicists to spend more time collecting experimental data.
From Techfragments, August 12, 2022: Jonathan Jarvis led a team of researchers who used the Integrable Optics Test Accelerator at Fermilab to demonstrate and explore a new kind of beam cooling technology. “Cooling” a beam reduces the random motion of the particles making the beam narrower and denser. Physicists could potentially use this new method to explore rare physics phenomena that help us understand our universe.
Scientists successfully used a new technique to cool a particle beam and make it denser. The new method may enable future experiments to create more particle collisions. Denser particle beams provide researchers a better chance of exploring rare physics phenomena that help us understand our universe.