An experiment at the Argonne Wakefield Accelerator demonstrates the potential of a novel metamaterial structure to yield higher accelerating gradients than current particle accelerator technology provides.
Although a lot of time and effort in particle physics are devoted to finding ways to increase the energy of certain experiments, sometimes it is even more important to find ways to safely, quickly and easily remove energy from an experiment.
The first campaign of the GRETINA array at the ATLAS facility was completed on June 15, 2015. Over a little more than a year, a total of 130 days of beam time was devoted to measurements with GRETINA for 18 PAC-approved experiments.
The Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory has successfully initiated the commissioning with beam of a new cryomodule for the Argonne Tandem Linear Accelerator System (ATLAS) funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).