Fermilab Retires Their Cockcroft-Walton Generators

Fermilab announced the decommissioning of the Cockcroft-Walton generators. These are the very first part of the accelerator complex, which is made up up of many different accelerators that each do the job accelerating the beam at different energies. They will be replaced by radiofrequency quadrupoles, which are a more modern design and have higher performance, but they are not as cool as the Cockcroft-Walton.