The Advanced Superconducting Test Accelerator (ASTA) currently under construction at Fermilab will soon enable a broad range of beam-based experiments to study fundamental limitations to beam intensity and to develop transformative approaches to particle-beam generation, acceleration and manipulation. ASTA incorporates a superconducting radiofrequency (SRF) linac coupled to a photoinjector and small-circumference storage ring capable of storing electrons or protons. ASTA will establish a unique resource for R&D towards Energy Frontier facilities and a test-bed for SRF accelerators and high-brightness beam applications.

The unique features of ASTA include:

  • A high repetition-rate
  • One of the highest peak and average brightness within the U.S.
  • A GeV-scale beam energy
  • An extremely stable beam
  • The availability of SRF and high-quality beams together
  • A storage ring capable of supporting a broad range of ring-based advanced beam dynamics experiments

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