Linear Collider R&D at Fermilab
Fermilab is a member of both the NLC and TESLA collaborations.
In 2000, the TESLA Collaboration presented the TDR to the German
Government. Subsequently Fermilab led a group of US labs which
analyzed the cost basis for the TDR.
In 2001, the NLC Collaboration began to concentrate on a proof of
principle demonstration of the fundamental components needed for the rf
circuit for the main linacs. Fermilab is making the rf structures for
this test. Fermilab is leading the R&D on the girders which support
the rf structures for the main linacs.
Fermilab does R&D on adjustable permanent magnets which can be used
throughout a linear collider complex. Fermilab also provides expertise
in civil engineering and beam physics.
Fermilab is one of the US centers for university driven linear collider
R&D on accelerators.