Physics Particle/Research_Centers/Accelerators

  • Accelerateur Groningen-ORsay - AGOR - Provides a range of information on specifications, operating diagrams, and beams produced. Includes reports produced by the group, and related links.
  • Accelerator Form and Function - Explains what they are used for, the different types, and how they work. A virtual tour from Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.
  • AccelSoft Inc. - Markets and distributes software used for the design, simulation and performance analysis of particle accelerators. Includes product overviews, operating system information, and system requirements.
  • Argonne Wakefield Accelerator - AWA - Features an overview and plans of the facilities including linac, elecron gun, and control system. Includes publication archives and an animation of the dielectric transformer.
  • Collider-Accelerator Department - Responsible for the operation of a suite of accelerators used for experiments by Brookhaven National Laboratory. Features links to the individual accelerators with diagrams, photographs, and tours.
  • Cornell Electron Positron Storage Ring - CESR - Electron-positron collider with a circumference of 768 meters. Features information on the accelerator, synchrotron, and storage ring. Includes operation methods, diagrams and MPEG clips.
  • Cyclotron Institute - Conduct basic research and educate students in accelerater based science and technology. Features a range of data and diagrams on the K500 cyclotron facility, publications, and research.
  • Dortmund Electron Test Accelerator - DELTA - Provides a range of information on the facility at the University of Dortmund. Includes data on the superconducting asymmetric wiggler and the first free electron laser experiment.
  • Electron Accelerator ELSA - ELSA Electron Stretcher and Accelerator, Physics Institute, Bonn University
  • How Do Physicists Study Particles? - Resource from CERN. Provides information on the basics of accelerators and detectors.
  • The Infancy of Particle Accelerators - Features the life and work of Rolf Wideröe authored by Pedro Waloschek. Full text with illustrations in HTML format.
  • ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Source - Supports an international community of scientists who use neutrons and muons for research. Includes an image gallery, information on the accelerator and target, and machine status.
  • JP Accelerator Works Inc - Design, develop and service linear accelerators and their associated technology. Includes an overview of products and services, links to affiliated companies, and a section on how linear accelerators work.
  • Lawrence and the Cyclotron - Biography of Ernest Orland Lawrence, from the AIP Center for History of Physics which describes Lawrence's development of the cyclotron.
  • Mainz Microtron - MAMI - Provides an introduction to the facility, accelerator development and operations, seminars, and lectures.
  • MAX-lab, Lund University, Sweden - Electron accelerator laboratory for nuclear physics and synchrotron radiation research. Built around three storage rings and includes plan drawings, beamlines and machine status.
  • Particle Accelerator News - Summaries of the latest advances in accelerator physics from the American Institute of Physics. Updated weekly.
  • Particle Accelerators - Offers a brief history and basic descriptions of linear accelerators, cyclotrons, and synchrotrons. From the British Broadcasting Corporation.
  • Principles of Charged Particle Acceleration - Digital version of the book by Stanley Humphries, Jr. Available for free download in zip or pdf format.
  • Stanford Linear Accelerator Center - SLAC - Design, construct and operate electron accelerators and related experimental facilities for use in high-energy physics and synchrotron radiation research. Includes publications, education, and facility tours.
  • Superconducting Electron Linac - ELBE - Designed to produce quasi-continuous (cw) beams of high brilliance and low emittance. Includes facility layout and an overview of intended research projects.
  • Tandem Van de Graaff Accelerator Facility - Heavy ion accelerator providing a range of ion species for cosmic ray simulation, single event upset testing and ion irradiation and implantation. Includes examples of the type of work that is done at the facility.
  • University of Maryland Electron Ring - UMER - Designed to investigate the physics of highly space-charge-dominated beams transported in a circular lattice. Features project overview, visitors guide, design, publications, and technical notes.
  • U.S. Particle Accelerator School - Provides educational programs in the field of beams and their associated accelerator technologies. Includes programs, curriculum, and participating Universities.
  • Very Large Hadrian Collider - VLHC - Features design reports, civil construction, recent papers and presentations, meeting history, and picture gallery.
  • World's Largest Particle Accelerator - CERN - Features an aerial view and a slide show of the facilities, an interactive tour of the accelerators, and the scientists and their ideas.

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