11
SEP
2019

New Vertical Test Facility installed in Daresbury

A new Vertical Test Facility (VTF) developed by a multidisciplinary team of scientists from the Cockcroft Institute has been commissioned at Daresbury Laboratory for the testing of superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities at 2K. Starting next year, the VTF will support an intens
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15
JUL
2019

First UK ESS Cavity Tested

The European Spallation Source (ESS) is a multi-disciplinary research centre currently under construction in Lund, Sweden. When complete, the ESS will be the brightest neutron source in the world, enabling new opportunities for researchers across a broad range of scientific areas. The
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10
JUL
2019

ASTeC hosts Fermilab Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer

Fermilab’s Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer, Alison Markovitz, visited Daresbury on 6 June as part of a UK stakeholder visit, where she was shown the ASTeC Superconducting RF Laboratory (SuRFLab) and the vast hall formerly occupied by the Synchrotron Radiation Source (SRS). Buildi
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07
SEP
2015

First UK In-Kind Contribution to ESS Successfully Installed and Commissioned

The European Spallation Source (ESS) will be the brightest neutron source in the world and will be built in Lund, Sweden. The project will be funded by Sweden and multiple other European nations.  The UK as part of its commitment to ESS is providing £165 million and STFC is responsibl
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