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April 25 ARIEL Snapshot 25 April 2014

ICM cold test completed, ICM being warmed up for delivery to e-hall next week. Second klystron has been moved to e-hall. The COMARK water cooled loads were tested up to 275 kW cw rf power. LEBT straight section installation completed. All five low energy diagnostics boxes installed and aligned. Towards the finish line for May 1st readiness for 10 MeV beam test.

ARIEL nine-cell cavity delivered 28 May 2013

We are delighted today to have received our first ARIEL cavity from PAVAC. Special thanks go to Vladimir Zvyagintsev (rf lead), Bhalwinder Waraich (technical lead), PhD student Philipp Kolb for design optimization studies and Ralf Edinger who led the skilled PAVAC team through the complicated fabrication development and implementation. Many others contributed as well. Significant contributions came from Peter Harmer, Babak Amini and Devon Lang for developing pre-weld etching processes and fixtures and from a number of contributors who have put in many hours in the etching lab or with rf measurements. We will now take a few weeks to process the cavity and prepare for the first cold test.

ARIEL Construction Reaches Milestone 23 May 2013

The careful disassembly of the tower crane represents the completion of a year's worth of work, from the site excavation to the establishment of ARIEL's concrete structure. The end of construction is near!

ARIEL Receives Power-full Component 20 March 2013

TRIUMF's ARIEL project received the first 300 kW klystron today that will power the first phase of the e-linac.

You Could Fill a Lot of Balloons! 07 January 2013

TRIUMF's ARIEL project took delivery of a 77,000 pound oversize helium-storage tank this weekend and test-fitted its position using powerful cranes at daybreak on Monday.

A Literal Breakthrough for ARIEL 07 July 2012

Another milestone in ARIEL construction was reached this past Friday: the refurbished Electron Hall was linked directly to the ARIEL beam tunnel.  Workers broke through the six-foot concrete wall separating the two.

January 6 ARIEL Snapshot 06 January 2012

Activities resume on all fronts after the holidays.

ARIEL Construction Begins 30 March 2011

On March 28, 2011, a ceremonial groundbreaking took place to commemorate the start of formal construction of the new Stores Building.

May 30 ARIEL Snapshot
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