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Newswise: Target practice: Perfecting the Mu2e production target

Target practice: Perfecting the Mu2e production target

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Mu2e aims to solve a mystery that has puzzled experimentalists and theorists alike since the discovery of the muon in 1936: Scientists have never observed a muon transform into its lighter cousin, the electron, without also emitting other particles. Observation of direct muon-to-electron conversion “would provide unmistakable evidence of physics beyond the Standard Model,” said experiment co-spokesperson Jim Miller, a scientist at Boston University.

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6-Nov-2019 4:35 PM EST
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Newswise: Department of Energy Awards Fermilab Funding for Next-Generation Dark Matter Research

Department of Energy Awards Fermilab Funding for Next-Generation Dark Matter Research

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

The U.S. Department of Energy announced that it has awarded scientists at its Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory funding to boost research on dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up an astounding 85% of the matter in the universe.

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6-Nov-2019 4:20 PM EST
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Newswise: Tests start at CERN for large-scale prototype of new technology to detect neutrinos

Tests start at CERN for large-scale prototype of new technology to detect neutrinos

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Scientists working at CERN have started tests of a new neutrino detector prototype, using a very promising technology called “dual phase.” If successful, this new technology will be used at a much larger scale for the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, hosted by the U.S Department of Energy’s Fermilab.

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Released:
6-Nov-2019 4:10 PM EST
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Newswise: Fermilab Scientist Xingchen Xu Receives Prestigious DOE Award to Develop Superconductors

Fermilab Scientist Xingchen Xu Receives Prestigious DOE Award to Develop Superconductors

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Fermilab scientist Xingchen Xu has received the prestigious $2.5 million Department of Energy Early Career Research Award to fund his five-year mission: advancing two technologies that will improve the performance niobium-tin superconductor by 50% or more, allowing for smaller coils, stronger magnetic fields and lower costs.

Channels: Energy, Particle Physics, Technology, DOE Science News,

Released:
6-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Fermilab achieves world-record field strength for accelerator magnet

Fermilab achieves world-record field strength for accelerator magnet

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Fermilab have announced that they achieved the highest magnetic field strength ever recorded for an accelerator steering magnet, setting a world record of 14.1 teslas, with the magnet cooled to 4.5 kelvins or minus 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Channels: Energy, Materials Science, Particle Physics, Physics, High Energy Physics, DOE Science News,

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9-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Mainz University, Fermilab agree to joint appointment in support of Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment

Mainz University, Fermilab agree to joint appointment in support of Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Fermilab and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany have signed an agreement for a joint appointment to work on the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.

Channels: Particle Physics, Physics, DOE Science News,

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6-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Fermilab’s newest accelerator delivers first results

Fermilab’s newest accelerator delivers first results

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

IOTA is designed to develop technologies to increase the number of particles in a beam without increasing the beam’s size and thus the size and cost of the accelerator. IOTA researchers are investigating a novel technique called nonlinear integrable optics. The technique was a winner: Scientists observed that these specialized magnets significantly decreased the instability.

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Released:
19-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: A Glimpse Into the Future: Accelerated Computing for Accelerated Particles
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19-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: First Major Superconducting Component for New High-Power Particle Accelerator Arrives at Fermilab

First Major Superconducting Component for New High-Power Particle Accelerator Arrives at Fermilab

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

The first cryomodule for Fermilab's new PIP-II superconducting accelerator has arrived from Argonne National Laboratory.

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19-Aug-2019 3:50 PM EDT
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Newswise: Fermilab, international partners break ground on new state-of-the-art particle accelerator

Fermilab, international partners break ground on new state-of-the-art particle accelerator

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

With a ceremony held on March 15, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory officially broke ground on a major new particle accelerator project that will power cutting-edge physics experiments for many decades to come.

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Released:
15-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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