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Title: Symposium on the 30th anniversary of the ZGS startup: Proceedings

Symposium on the 30th anniversary of the ZGS startup: Proceedings These proceedings document a number of aspects of a big science facility and its impact on science, on technology, and on the continuing program of a major US research institution. The Zero Gradient Synchrotron (ZGS) was a 12.5 GeV weak focusing proton accelerator that operated at Argonne for fifteen years--from 1964 to 1979. It was a major user facility which led to new close links between the Laboratory and university groups: in the research program; in the choice of experiments to be carried out; in the design and construction of beams and detectors; and even in the Laboratory management. For Argonne, it marked a major move from being a Laboratory dominated by nuclear reactor development to one with a stronger basic research orientation. The present meeting covered the progress in accelerator science, in the applications of technology pioneered or developed by people working at the ZGS, as well as in physics research and detector construction. At this time, when the future of the US research programs in science is being questioned as a result of the ending of the Cold War and plans to balance the Federal budget, the specific place of the National Laboratories in the spectrum of research more » activities is under particular examination. This Symposium highlights one case history of a major science program that was completed more than a decade ago--so that the further developments of both the science and the technology can be seen in some perspective. The subsequent activities of the people who had worked in the ZGS program as well as the redeployment of the ZGS facilities were addressed. Selected papers are indexed separately for inclusion in the Energy Science and Technology Database. « less
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OSTI Identifier:238555
Report Number(s):ANL-HEP-CP--96-12; CONF-9405365--
ON: DE96010743; TRN: 96:015967
DOE Contract Number:W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:Conference
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Resource Relation:Conference: Symposium on the 30th anniversary of the ZGS start-up, Argonne, IL (United States), 6 May 1994; Other Information: PBD: [1994]
Research Org:Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; ZGS; TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER; ACCELERATORS; MEETINGS; LEADING ABSTRACT; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; SCIENTIFIC PERSONNEL; ANL; RADIATION DETECTORS; SUPERCONDUCTIVITY; POLARIZED BEAMS; NEUTRON SOURCES; USES; HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS; SHUTDOWN; ADVANCED PHOTON SOURCE