Syphers, Michael J. National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
Wegner, Harvey E. Formerly, Physics Division, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.
Norton, Gregory A. National Electrostatics Corporation, Middleton, Wisconsin.
Craddock, Michael TRIUMF, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Wiedemann, Helmut Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, Stanford, California.
Ozaki, Satoshi Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.
Batchelor, Kenneth Formerly, National Synchrotron Light Source Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.
Kaiser, Karl-Heinz Institut Für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Mainz, Germany
Grunder, Hermann A. Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, Newport News, Virginia.
Strauch, Karl Physics Laboratories, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Edwards, Helen, T Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois; Deutches Elektronen-Synchrotron, Hamburg, Germany.
Braun, Hans CERN, Geneva, Switzerland.
Schulte, Daniel CERN, Geneva, Switzerland.
- Electrostatic accelerators
- Time-varying field accelerators
- Superconducting magnets
- Storage rings
- Advanced linacs
- Performance characteristics
- Electrostatic Accelerators
- Basic design
- Electrical charging generators
- Tandem electrostatic generator
- Circular Accelerators
- Electron synchrotron
- Proton synchrotron
- Heavy-ion synchrotron
- Linear Accelerator
- Principles of operation
- Electron accelerators
- Proton accelerators
- Heavy-ion linear accelerators
- Principle of operation
- MAMI microtron cascade
- Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
- Accelerating cavities
- Injector and distribution system
- 12-GeV upgrade
- Storage Rings and Colliders
- Principles of colliding-beam systems
- Circular positron-electron colliders
- Proton-proton and p colliders
- Heavy-ion collider
- Linear electron-positron colliders
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
An electrical device that accelerates charged atomic or subatomic particles to high energies. The particles may be charged either positively or negatively. If subatomic, the particles are usually electrons or protons and, if atomic, they are charged ions of various elements and their isotopes throughout the entire periodic table of the elements. Before the advent of accelerators, the only sources of energetic particles for research were cosmic rays, or the naturally occurring radioactive atoms that emit subatomic particles such as electrons and alpha particles at various energies ranging from kiloelectronvolts to over 8 megaelectronvolts. See also: Radioactivity
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