Welcome to the Superconducting Particle Accelerator Forum of the Americas (SPAFOA). The not-for-profit SPAFOA is an industrial forum that promotes the participation of U.S. industry in major Federally funded particle accelerator projects and develops the expertise within industry to apply this technology to the commercial marketplace. The forum provides a vehicle to integrate the resources of the U.S. industrial base into the research, development, manufacturing, construction and operation of major programs based on superconducting radio frequency (SCRF) accelerator technology. The forum's activities include:
- Three meetings per year at major accelerator facilities located at DOE National laboratories or universities
- Monthly newsletters to inform the members of key issues and events that impact the development of SCRF accelerator technology
- Annual Capitol Hill briefing for members of Congress and their staffs on the issues and progress impacting industrialization of this technology
- Continuing an open dialog with elements within the Federal government responsible for planning and funding R7D activities for advanced accelerator technology
Membership in the SPAFOA is open to industries, universities, and Government laboratory contractors interested in developing a strong industrial base in the U.S for this critical emerging technology. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details and a membership application.
BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LAB MEETING - MAY 21, 2015:
The forum held a member’s meeting at Brookhaven Lab in Upton, NY on May 21. Our members were briefed on several key issues and programs including BNL's accelerator stewardship, SRF facilities, magnet R&D, and the current upgrades for the Accelerator Test Facility (ATF). Mike Harrison, the ILC Americas Regional Coordinator provided an upgrade of the Japanese design and siting efforts. We were also given an overview of the tech transfer program by Connie Cleary. After lunch the lab hosted a tour of the newly commissioned NSLS-II, the magnet division and the site for the upgraded ATF. See the agenda and click on the individual talks for more detail.