Argonne National Laboratory

Accelerator Development & Test Facility (ADTF)

Accelerator Development & Test Facility (ADTF)

The accelerator development group operates and maintains a facility for testing accelerator devices. This versatile facility has been used to assemble and perform preliminary acceptance testing on the new ATLAS Radio-Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) and Electron Beam Ion Source (EBIS).

Recently, the ADTF has been enhanced with a 1630 Koch Systems helium refrigerator, enabling the testing of superconducting devices. The ADTF is now being used for preliminary component testing for a new half-wave resonator cryomodule which will be installed and operated at Fermilab as part of their Proton Improvement Project-II Injector Test and a 1.4 GHz superconducting bunch lengthening system for Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source Upgrade (APS-U) project.

The ADTF contains: 1630 Kock Systems Refrigerator, 24" Helium Bath Dewar, 24" Cryostat, 60" Cryostat, and a wide range of RF amplifiers.