Accelerator Division

Accelerator Division World Records


World Records

  • Antiproton Beam Energy: 980 GeV, 2001-2011. In the Tevatron
  • Proton/Antiproton Collider Initial Luminosity: 4.3107 E32 [1/cm**2 sec], 3 May 2011, Store #8709. This was a recycler shot
  • Beam power in a DC Electron Beam: 7.8 MW, 9 April 2006. Generated by the Recycler

on 22 Apr 2011, the LHC took the record for initial luminosity at a hadron collider. See the press release about this event, here. For timely information on LHC fills, see the LHC fill statistics web site, here and here.

The last beam in the Tevatron was on September 30, 2011; see this Fermilab Today article.


MI Records

  • Beam Power: 401 kW, 18 February 2011
    -- Hourly average power, 4.6E13 every 2.2 second
  • Beam Intensity at 120 GeV: 46.9 E12 , 18 February 2011
    -- 11-batch slip-stacking

Booster Records

  • Protons Per Pulse: 6.55E12 , 13 July 2004
  • Protons Per Hour: 1.11E17 , 28 May 2010
  • Protons Per Shift: 6.58E17 , 18 January 2005
  • Protons Per Day: 1.88E18 , 17 January 2005
  • Protons Per Week: 1.62 E19 , June 28 - July 5, 2010

Linac Records

  • Largest peak Linac H-Minus Current: 60 mA, January, 1998
    -- The Booster prefers 35 mA
  • Largest peak Linac Proton Current: 200 mA, 1984
  • Most 400 MeV Beam Pulses in 24 hours: 571017 , 12 Feb 2009
    -- 6.61 Hz operation, averaged over 24 hours; several

Accumulator Records

  • PBars Stored: 338.0 E10 , 04:43:21 15 April 2011
  • Most PBars accumulated in one hour: 28.56 e10 ,
    17:43:37 to 18:43:36 19 Dec 08
    -- Started at 6.6 mA
  • Highest average stacking rate for one week: 25.65 e10/hr ,
    Week ending 00:00 30 Jan 11
  • Most stacking hours in one week: 164.34 ,
    Week ending 00:00 29 Mar 10
  • Most PBars stacked in one week: 4096.27 e10 ,
    Week ending 00:00 30 Jan 11
  • Most PBars send to Tev in 1 Week: 1196.8 E10 ,
    Week ending 00:00 12 May 03
  • Accum To Recycler Week: 4080.45 e10 ,
    Week ending 00:00 30 Jan 11
  • Longest Sustained Stack: 69 days, 10 hours, 18 minutes ,
    26 March to 4 June 2004

Tevatron Records

  • Integrated Luminosity in One Store: 12150.17+ 12048.1 [1/nb], 17 April 2010
    -- Store #7748
    -- For CDF and D0, respectively
  • Integrated Luminosity in a Week: 78.439 [1/pb], Jun13 - June20 2011
    -- Average intergrated Luminosity of both CDF and D0.
  • Integrated Luminosity in a Month to CDF: 273.423 [1/pb], March 2010
    -- D0 also set a record this month (avg 272.720 1/pb
  • Maximum number of PBars at Low Beta: 3326E9 , 10 February 2008
    -- Store #5899
    -- From the Recycler
  • Maximum number of Protons at Low Beta: 18236. E9 , 14 July 2002
    -- Store #1526
  • Integrated Luminosity in a Month to D0: 272.018 [1/pb], March 2010
    -- CDF also set a record this month (avg 272.72 1/pb)
  • Store Duration: 53.75 Hours, 29-31 July 2006
    -- Store #4862
  • Integrated Luminosity in a Floating Week: 81.98 [1/pb], 14-June-2011
    -- 168 hr period starting on 14-June-2011

Recycler Records

  • Biggest Stash Size: 608 E10 , 21 March 2011
  • Longest Sustained Stash: 49 days 9 hours , 15 August - 3 October 2008
  • Most PBars Sent to the Tevatron in one week: 3977 E10 , 24 April - 1 May 2010
    -- Floating week
  • Most PBars Stashed in One Week: 3980 E10 , 3:11:15 January 25 - 3:11:15 Febuary 1, 2011
    -- Floating week
  • Electron Cooling through Entire Cooling Section: 720 mA, 19 Oct 2005
  • Electron Cooling through UBend: 1800 mA, 09 April 2006
  • PBars stacked in one month: 15123 E10 , June 2011
  • Number of Antiprotons on Site: 7.59 E12 pbars, 16 May 2010


Data from the top ten Tevatron stores can be found here: by initial luminosity or by integrated luminosity

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