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Superconducting RF Cavity

Fermi RF Cavity

Innovative techniques developed at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) have greatly improved the performance of superconducting radio frequency cavities, which now propel particles to high energy more efficiently and at lower cost. Accelerators developed for science are already used in a variety of industrial, medical, and security applications. Over 30,000 accelerators touch over $500 billion per year in products, producing a major impact on our economy. Next-generation Fermilab accelerator systems will enable new market applications, such as in-situ environmental remediation, in-situ crosslinking of materials such as pavement surfaces, safeguards and security applications, and a wide array of more energy-efficient manufacturing solutions.

Fermilab is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. By inventing, building and operating some of the largest and most complex scientific instruments in the world, scientists at Fermilab expand humankind’s understanding of matter, energy, space and time. More than 4,000 scientists from universities and laboratories in 36 countries use Fermilab and its accelerators, detectors and computers for their research.

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