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Ahhh, but you are speaking of the ILC, a superconducting juggernaut of some 50km which can still only reach the puny collision energy of 0.5TeV. Why go for such a thing when the much more attractive possibility of CLIC exist? A delicious 3TeV of electron-positron collisions at ultra high luminocity. No troublesome and gradient limiting superconductive cavities either. With 100MV/m we are far above the theoretical limitations of the enemy competition. First beam? Around 2023, optimistically.

(Me? Biased? Naaahhh...)

by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Fri Feb 22nd, 2008 at 08:03:47 AM EST
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Oh dear, what can the matter be?

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by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Feb 22nd, 2008 at 08:05:11 AM EST
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So making the 2023 to an 2035 for real operation, when applying the history of the LHC.
And ILC technology is in operation already, while CLIC needs a lot of additional R&D. DESY's XFEL is operated with cavities good enough for an ILC.

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by Martin (weiser.mensch(at)googlemail.com) on Fri Feb 22nd, 2008 at 08:36:58 AM EST
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