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Title: Report of the Fermilab Committee for Site Studies

Abstract

Fermilab is the flagship laboratory of the U.S. high-energy physics program. The Fermilab accelerator complex has occupied the energy frontier nearly continuously since its construction in the early 1970s. It will remain at the frontier until the Large Hadron Collider at CERN begins operating in 2006-7. A healthy future for Fermilab will likely require construction of a new accelerator in the post-LHC era. The process of identifying, constructing and operating a future forefront facility will require the support of the world high-energy-physics community, the governments and funding agencies of many nations and the people of surrounding communities. This report explores options for construction of a new facility on or near the existing Fermilab site. We began the study that forms the basis of this report with the idea that Fermilab, and the surrounding area of northeastern Illinois, possesses attributes that make it an attractive candidate for a new accelerator construction project: excellent geology; a Fermilab staff and local contractors who are experienced in subsurface construction; abundant energy supplies; good access to transportation networks; the presence of local universities with strong interest and participation in the Fermilab research program; Fermilab's demonstrated ability to mount large accelerator construction projects and operate complexmore » accelerator facilities; and a surrounding community that is largely supportive of Fermilab's presence. Our report largely confirms these perceptions.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
786131
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-TM-2142
TRN: US0108814
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 10 Sep 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ACCELERATOR FACILITIES; ENERGY SUPPLIES; FERMILAB; ACCELERATORS; CONSTRUCTION; PLANNING; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; SITE SELECTION

Citation Formats

Steve Holmes, Vic Kuchler et. al. Report of the Fermilab Committee for Site Studies. United States: N. p., 2001. Web. doi:10.2172/786131.
Steve Holmes, Vic Kuchler et. al. Report of the Fermilab Committee for Site Studies. United States. doi:10.2172/786131.
Steve Holmes, Vic Kuchler et. al. Mon . "Report of the Fermilab Committee for Site Studies". United States. doi:10.2172/786131. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/786131.
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title = {Report of the Fermilab Committee for Site Studies},
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abstractNote = {Fermilab is the flagship laboratory of the U.S. high-energy physics program. The Fermilab accelerator complex has occupied the energy frontier nearly continuously since its construction in the early 1970s. It will remain at the frontier until the Large Hadron Collider at CERN begins operating in 2006-7. A healthy future for Fermilab will likely require construction of a new accelerator in the post-LHC era. The process of identifying, constructing and operating a future forefront facility will require the support of the world high-energy-physics community, the governments and funding agencies of many nations and the people of surrounding communities. This report explores options for construction of a new facility on or near the existing Fermilab site. We began the study that forms the basis of this report with the idea that Fermilab, and the surrounding area of northeastern Illinois, possesses attributes that make it an attractive candidate for a new accelerator construction project: excellent geology; a Fermilab staff and local contractors who are experienced in subsurface construction; abundant energy supplies; good access to transportation networks; the presence of local universities with strong interest and participation in the Fermilab research program; Fermilab's demonstrated ability to mount large accelerator construction projects and operate complex accelerator facilities; and a surrounding community that is largely supportive of Fermilab's presence. Our report largely confirms these perceptions.},
doi = {10.2172/786131},
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