This is the radio-frequency quadrupole accelerator for PXIE, a test accelerator that prototypes the front end of the proposed PIP-II upgrades to the Fermilab accelerator complex, and its water cooling manifolds and hoses.

Fermilab develops cutting-edge accelerator technology that can deliver the powerful, intense beams needed to study neutrinos and new physics. A crucial piece of the laboratory’s advanced accelerator R&D program, the PXIE RFQ, recently arrived at the laboratory. Fermilab is now one step closer to building a test bed for future accelerator technologies. View the 2-minute video.