Sep 25 – 28, 2023
Simon Fraser University
US/Pacific timezone

Visit of TRIUMF

TRIUMF will provide a tour of the laboratory with stops at a few areas of interest on Tuesday, September 26. The tour will start at 9.00 am at TRIUMF and take about 75 minutes. We will guide tour groups with a size of about 17-18 people over the campus.

Transfer from downtown Vancouver to TRIUMF with Fargo Coach Lines Ltd.

Pick up location and time: Century Plaza Hotel, 1015 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y5 at 8.30 am.

Drop off location and time: TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A3 at 9.00 am.

Transfer from TRIUMF to the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue with Fargo Coach Lines Ltd.

Pick up location and time: TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A3 at 10.30 am.

Drop off location and time: Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1L6 at 11.00 am.

Participants wishing to take part in this tour are asked to register on Indico to reserve their place on the bus.

Please read the important safety information on TRIUMF's website, which every guest should review and observe before visiting the laboratory, particularly with regard to footwear, attire, bags and implanted medical devices.

On the tour we will visit the superconducting electron linac that is designed to delivery 30 MeV electron beams with a maximum current of 10 mA. The e-linac is the new driver for rare isotope production in the new ARIEL electron target station. The Advanced Rare Isotope Laboratory (ARIEL) is the world’s only purpose-built multi-user rare isotope ISOL-facility in the world. It will massively expand TRIUMF’s rare isotope program by providing more exotic isotope species with very high intensities and by adding two production targets in parallel to the existing ISAC target station.

On the tour we will get an overview of the activities at TRIUMF related to the ATLAS upgrade for the HL-LHC era. Among other activities, TRIUMF is involved in the LAr calorimeter Phase-I upgrade, which comprises the design, prototyping, and construction of new front-end-crate base-planes and new trigger digitizer boards for the Canadian-built Hadronic EndCap Calorimeter. The recently completed New Small Wheels (NSW) are 9-metre discs, each consisting of two very fast gas chamber technologies: Micromegas and small-strip Thin Gap Chambers (sTGC). Canada built one quarter of the sTGC chambers, with significant production at TRIUMF.

The tour will also guide the participants to TRIUMF Superconducting RF (SRF) facilities. They will see the SRF area in the ISAC-II experimental hall, where the assembly of the HL-LHC crab cavity cryomodules is planned. The tour guides will lead the tour groups to the SRF clean room area as well. The new 2K-4K infrastructure in the SRF clean room will give us capability of jacketed tests of RFD cavities which we will receive from Fermilab.