Test areas

Fermilab Test Beam Facility

The goal of the Fermilab Test Beam Facility (FTBF) is to provide flexible, equal, and open access to test beams for all detector tests, with relatively low bureaucratic overhead and a guarantee of safety, coordination, and oversight.

The facility consists of two versatile beamlines (MTest and MCenter) in which users can test equipment or detectors with the only high energy, hadron test beam in the United States.

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High Rate Tracking Area

A new area for beam tests of high rate tracking devices is being developed. The new area is in the MTest beamline upstream of the pinhole collimator in M03. This area will be suitable for tests of detectors with modest transverse dimensions. In this area, 120-GeV protons are available with a maximum rate of 2.5 gigahertz per square centimeter.

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MINOS underground areas

This area is an ideal shallow testing site for dark matter detector R&D. It is 350 feet underground and accessible 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, with minimal training (under typical circumstances). The area is fully supported by Fermilab staff and resources, including network capabilities and other utilities.

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