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Operation Terminology

Antiproton Source

The Antiproton Source is made up of three parts. The first is the Target: Fermilab creates antiprotons by striking a nickel target with protons. Second is the Debuncher Ring: This triangular shaped ring captures the antiprotons coming off of the target. The third is the Accumulator: This is the storage ring for the antiprotons. The Debuncher and Accumulator occupy the same triangular shaped tunnel. The Target is in the AP1 line, which is in between the Tevatron and the antiproton rings.

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