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Title: Accelerator Science: Circular vs. Linear

Abstract

Particle accelerator are scientific instruments that allow scientists to collide particles together at incredible energies to study the secrets of the universe. However, there are many manners in which particle accelerators can be constructed. In this video, Fermilab’s Dr. Don Lincoln explains the pros and cons of circular and linear accelerators.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1334963
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ELECTRIC FIELD; GRAVITY; CIRCULAR ACCELERATOR; LINEAR ACCELERATOR

Citation Formats

Lincoln, Don. Accelerator Science: Circular vs. Linear. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Lincoln, Don. Accelerator Science: Circular vs. Linear. United States.
Lincoln, Don. 2016. "Accelerator Science: Circular vs. Linear". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1334963.
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