Argonne National Laboratory

Accelerator Development

Accelerator Development

Our accelerator development group conducts a broad range of accelerator R&D to advance technologies for future DOE facilities and other applications. The R&D program specializes in RF superconductivity for accelerators and is a recognized world leader in the application of this technology to ion accelerators.

Our accelerator physicists are conducting a broad range of R&D projects to establish key technologies for the future Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), the Electron Ion Collider (EIC), that Advanced Photon Source Upgrade (APS-U) and the Proton Improvement Project 2 (PIP2).

The ATLAS program continues to advance ion linear accelerator technology to provide beams with higher intensity and excellent quality. We address operational issues and enhance the facility's capabilities through strategic and continuous accelerator improvement projects. We are investigating technical and research issues relating to acceleration of beams of short-lived nuclei.