FRIB places first matching cryomodule

FRIB Project personnel placed the first and only β=0.085 matching cryomodule in the linear accelerator tunnel on 17 July.

The matching cryomodule is about half the size of the other cryomodules that will make up FRIB’s linear accelerator. While the other cryomodules accelerate the beam, the matching cryomodule bunches up the particles that make up the beam before sending them to the next section of the beamline.

The matching module was cold-tested, or cooled to its operating temperature, successfully before it was moved to the linear accelerator tunnel.

FRIB’s mechanical and electrical groups are now working on the cryomodule’s final alignment and connections of power, controls, and other services.