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Operation Terminology

Electron Cooling

The electrons and antiprotons travel side by side in one of the straight sections of the Recycler. The electrons absorb energy from the antiprotons shrinking the size and spread of the antiprotons and, just like a cooled gas, the antiprotons becomes denser. This allows the Recycler to store more antiprotons and then, when transferred, increases the luminosity in the Tevatron.

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