The Recycler Project


Home Page for Students and



This home page has been set up so that the non-scientist, or person with minimal science background, may learn a little about Fermilab's Recycler Project. It is an unique project in world, that is remarkable in its simplicity, while requiring an intense knowledge of the structure and function of magnets, sub-atomic particles, nuclear accelerators. Even if you aren't an expert, you can still peruse this home page and learn, learn, learn! :-)


If you are a student, you might learn even more by trying to follow in the footsteps of Fermilab scientists by looking at some recently acquired data on strontium ferrite magnetic bricks, and how their magnetic field decays over time. You can easily analyze and interpret the data. Will your conclusions match those of the Fermilab scientists?


Special Thanks for this Home Page go out to:


If you should ever have any questions about this homepage, you may contact me,Tom Egan , at Happy Learning!


You can look at a team overview , and learn who's working on this project.

If you are a teacher, you might want to view the teacher's guide , to see some possible uses of this material in the classroom.

If you are a student, you might want to learn where you can get some help in our student's guide .

There are some neat related links to other home pages about magnets and particle physics (where you might get some help learning about this stuff)!

Like a modern day Laura Fermi, Mrs. Hannah Volk came to work for her husband for a few days, and wrote a report about it. You can read a non-scientist's description of working on the Recycler Project.

You can read an experimental overview of an experiment that was done on the ageing of strontium ferrite bricks

You can view the data that was collected from the "brick ageing" experiment.

You can get some hints in interpreting the data.

Michael Coachman, a student from the University of Illinois--Chicago, was a research assistant here as part of the Summer Internship in Science and Technology program. His final paper from the program deals with magnet production and development.

Thomas Egan of Marist High School, Chicago, IL. This project was constructed as part of the Teachers Research Associate (TRAC) Program from the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, IL. This project is also in conjunction with Aurora University, Aurora, IL.
Produced on: August 7, 1996