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Operation Terminology

Cavity (R.F.)

An RF cavity is a volume enclosed by a conducting surface that resonates at some radio frequency. The usual application of the term at Fermilab is to the accelerating cavities in the Tevatron, Booster, and Main Injector that resonate at a harmonic frequency corresponding to the circulation frequency of the beam and thereby applies a synchronized accelerating voltage.

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