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This is the home of back issues of the ATAP Newsletter, as well as that of our predecessor, the Accelerator and Fusion Research Division. The latest issue is always available at the top level of our News tab.

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August 2016


Director’s Corner: Helping Build LBNL’s Future While Contributing Across the DOE Complex

LBNL To Lead National Magnet Development Program
LCLS-II Gun, SXR, HXR Phase Into Production
Data and Modeling Team Up for Intensity at NDCX-II
Unmasking an Iron Man of USPAS
BELLA Center’s Vincenti Honored by ELI

Poster Awards at AAC for Swanson, Kirchen
Diversity in Hiring Task Force Recommends Action Items
Parking Update: Winter Is Coming — Get Ready
Opening Our Eyes to the Risks of Drowsy Driving

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June 2016

BESAC Gives Highest Marks to Proposed ALS Upgrade
Early Career Research Program Awards for Mitchell, van Tilborg
ATAP’s Existing ECRPs: Progress Toward High-Leverage Benefit
PIP-II Receives First Beam; LBNL RFQ Linac Plays Key Role

André Anders Wins Sugerman Award from SVC
A Busy Spring for Outreach and Education Activities
Vehicle Access and Alternative Transportation Update
Learn How to Avoid, Spot, Respond to Heat Stress

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April 2016

LCLS-II Sees CD-2 and -3
Major Milestones for APEX, LCLS-II Injector Source
Berkeley Lab Magnet Help is Key to LHC Upgrade
Workshops Forge Plasma Accelerator Futures

Outreach Events Coming Up — Volunteers Wanted
Communication Channel for Parking and Vehicle Access
ATAP Safety Day Was a Sweeping Success

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February 2016

LCLS-II Readiness Reviewed; Progress on Undulators, Electron Gun
APEX Capabilities Enable New UED Tool for Materials Science
IBT Expertise Helps Spin Doctors Increase Their Sensitivity
ATAP Helps Measure Antihydrogen’s (Lack of) Charge With Unprecedented Precision
Moore Foundation Backs LPA FEL Work with $2.4M Grant
BELLA Center Demonstrates LPA Staging, Key to Future Goals
Diversity Ideas Wanted; Save the Date for Outreach and Education Activities
Personal Drones, Riding and Charging of Hoverboards Banned at Lab

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November 2015

Canted Cosine Theta Contributes to Cancer Therapy
Capillaries, Not Quadrupoles, Focus LPA e Beams
New Ion Source Adds Intensity to NDCX-II
R&D Progress and an Added Role in LCLS-II
HiLumi-LHC Enters Construction Phase; ATAP Is There
Honors for Steier, Madur, Lehe
Safety: The Bottom Line—Preventing Fires
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September 2015

Microfabricated Accelerators for Magnetized-Target Fusion
Do You Have The Recipe for Diversity?
Help Guide 5th Graders through Science Adventures
Quake Preparedness: Are You Ready For “The Big One”?
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July 2015

Putting Canted Cosine-Theta To Its First Test
Testing the First Full Prototype of an LCLS-II Undulator
Pushing the Envelope — The Long, Narrow Envelope — of Ion-Sputtering Coating
Volunteer for a Mission to the Adventure Zone
Safety: The Bottom Line

June 2015 Special Issue

Berkeley Center for Magnet Technology: Bringing Capabilities in Magnets Together

April 2015

“Can Do” on Canted Cosine-Theta Dipoles
National Security on the Move with High Energy Physics
BELLA Simulation Team Receives NERSC HPC Award
LCLS-II Does Well in DOE CD-3b, Cost Reviews
Safety: Always the Bottom Line

February 2015

APEX is Back and Better than Ever
A High Gradient toward the LHC’s Future
Leveraging Superconducting Magnet Expertise for FELs
Rare Isotopes Start with an Unusual Magnet
Neutralized Drift Compression of Ion Beams: NDCX-II Demonstrates Final Feature
Safety: Always the Bottom Line

December 2014

BELLA Accelerates Electrons Beyond 4 GeV
APEX Passes Readiness Review for Return to Operation
LCLS-II Undulator and Gun Review
RFQ for IMP-Lanzhou Demonstrated at 10 Milliamperes
The Advent of AEDs in ATAP
Safety: Always the Bottom Line

October 2014 (premiere issue)

BELLA Accelerates Electrons Beyond 4 GeV
Incoherent Pulse Combining Could Open Doors for LPAs
Winding the Way to Better Superconducting Magnets
A Critical Decision In Favor of LCLS-II
NDCX-II Reaches Energy Goal of 1.2 MeV
4th Annual Diversity Festival October 30
Electrical Safety: Don’t Take — Or Be — The Path of Least Resistance
“Openness, Feedback, and Perseverance”: Fostering a Culture of Safety
Other Recent News of ATAP Division

AFRD Newsletter

Back issues of the newsletter of the Accelerator and Fusion Research Division (as ATAP was known until September 2014) are available below.

July-August 2014
The Advanced Light Source comes back from its scheduled summer shutdown with new upgrades. A recap of the Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop. Get To Know Your Colleague: Jeroen van Tilborg. Links of the Month: a new parking policy to help expectant mothers.

June 2014
Scientific opportunities with the intense, pulsed ion beams of the AFRD facility NDCX-II. Daniele Filippetto wins prestigious DOE Early Career Research Program funding. Get To Know Your Colleague: Chuck Swenson. Links of the Month: Live video feed from the International Space Station and a guide to seeing it fly over,

May 2014
Remarks on our reorganization by Division Director Wim Leemans. An appreciation of the life and career of the late Andy Sessler by retired AFRD Director and now US Particle Accelerator School Director Bill Barletta. Andre Anders wins the Dyke Award, the highest honor of the International Symposia on Discharge and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum (ISDEIV). A recap of Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

April 2014
Highlights of recent improvements to the ALS. Mission of the Physical Sciences Directorate Workplace Life Committee. Get To Know Your Colleague: Russell Wilcox. Link of the Month: Workplace Climate Survey results.

March 2014
A milestone for the Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE). Andre Anders wins the Dyke Award, the highest honor of the International Symposia on Discharge and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum (ISDEIV). Get To Know Your Colleague: Arun Persaud. Link of the Month: Universe Today article on the direct evidence for cosmic inflation.

February 2014
Wim Leemans named AFRD Director. Steve Gourlay elected vice-chair of American Physical Society, Division of Physics of Beams. Get To Know Your Colleague: Joe Riley. Link of the Month: Google Maps goes underground in the Large Hadron Collider tunnel.

January 2014
Andrew Sessler wins DOE’s Enrico Fermi Award. Steve Gourlay elected vice-chair of American Physical Society, Division of Physics of Beams. Get To Know Your Colleague: James Swanson. Link of the Month: The Particle Adventure.

December 2013
Fernando Sannibale named a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Canted Cosine-Theta (CCT) superconducting magnet. Get To Know Your Colleague: Alex Ratti. Link of the Month: Harvard test for implicit biases.

November 2013
Advanced Light Source pseudo-single-bunch operation with adjustable frequency. Back-up for children (and adult) dependent caregivers offered through LBNL. Get To Know Your Colleague: Hamed Tarawneh. Link of the Month:

October 2013
The LBNL Center for Science and Engineering Education marks its 25th birthday with a new name: the Workforce Development and Education Office. North American Particle Accelerator Conference overview. Get To Know Your Colleague: Herb Toor. Link of the Month: New York Times Magazine article on women in science.

September 2013
The premiere issue. Acoustic emissions serve as superconducting-magnet quench diagnostics. Advanced Light Source Sextupole Upgrade completed successfully. Get To Know Your Colleague: Steve Gourlay. Link of the Month: Maglev model train on a Möbius strip.