The Very Large Hadron Collider (VLHC)
MILESTONE ACHIEVED Sept. 15, 2004
H. Piekarz:  " We successfully ran the system up to 100 kA and quenched at 104 kA on the conductor return line.  We have taken alot of data." 
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L to R:  V. Kashikhin, M. Kufer, B. Claypool, B. Foster, M. Wake, B. Folkner,
Y. Huang, Ch. Hess, H. Piekarz, R. Carcagno, R. Rabehl, S Hays.
Henryk Piekarz, "Super-ferric Magnet R&D Status and Plans for FY04," Technical Division Seminar December 2, 2003
International Workshop on Future Hadron Colliders:  Physics, Detectors, Machines, Fermilab, October 16-18, 2003
Recent work on the low field test
June 2003
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April 2003

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Design Study Recent Papers and Presentations
"Design Study for a Staged VLHC" Fermilab TM-2149 (June 4, 2001)
Peter Limon "Design Study for a Staged Very Large Hadron Collider," Accelerator and Technology Seminar, May 17, 2001
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Material presented to the Fermilab AAC Review of the Design Study, May 21-22, 2001
Presentations to the HEPAP Subpanel on Long Range Planning, June 11, 2001
"VLHC Accelerator Physics" (June 29, 2001; BNL C-AD/AP/49; FNAL TM-2158)
"VLHC Instability Workshop Report" (March 2001)
"Superbunch Hadron Colliders" (March 16, 2001)
"H. Pierkarz et al., Test of a 2 Tesla Superconducting Transmission Line Magnet System" (IEEE, Vol.16, No 2,(2006))
"Y. Huang et al., Development of 100 kA Current Leads for a Superconducting Transmission Line Magnet" (IEEE, Vol.16, No 2,(2006))
"S. Hays et al., The 100000 Amp DC Power Supply fro a Staged Hadron Collider Super-Ferric Magnet" (IEEE, Vol.16, No 2,(2006))
"G. Velev et al., Field Quality Measurements of a 2 Tesla Superconducting Transmission Line Magnet" (IEEE, Vol.16, No 2,(2006))
Links History and Recent "Pipetron" work
at Fermilab
M4 Working Group at Snowmass 2001

Steering Committee for the VLHC (including links to workshops)

BNL C-AD Accelerator Physics
VLHC references (BNL)

FNAL BD Beam Physics
FNAL Technical Division
FNAL Beams Division

Search the Fermilab Library for VLHC  reports
in keywords type "VLHC and ..."

Portions of the former web page http://www-ap.fnal.gov/VLHC (and http://www-ap.fnal.gov/PIPE) and a few recent pictures have been incorporated here.

Picture Gallery

Meeting History

R&D efforts beginning in 1995 and continuing part way through 2002 at Fermilab aimed at the development of a low-field superferric transmission line magnet for the VLHC.

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