Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124 (FAX): (865) 574-1268
From Japanese fiscal year JFY2001 the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) in Tsukuba and the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI) in Tokai started work on a joint venture to construct a new accelerator to provide high-intensity proton beams. The new accelerator is targeted at a wide range of fields, using K-meson beams, neutrino beams, neutron beams and muon beams, to cover nuclear and particle physics, materials science, biology and nuclear engineering. These beams will be created by bombarding high-power proton beams on nuclei at rest.
We set a goal to achieve 1 MW proton beams at 3 GeV and 0.75 MW beams at 50 GeV. The project will be completed in JFY2007, with anticipated first beams in the spring of 2008.
In this presentation I will report (a) the project itself, (b) the progress in terms of civil engineering and accelerator construction, and (c) examples of selected experiments.