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Special issue - Applying the accelerator

Abstract

T'he CERN Courier is the international journal of high energy physics, covering current developments in and around this branch of basic science. A recurrent theme is applying the technology developed for particle accelerators, the machines which produce beams of high energy particles for physics experiments. Twentieth-century science is full of similar examples of applications derived from pure research. This special issue of the CERN Courier is given over to one theme - the applications of accelerators. Accelerator systems and facilities are normally associated with highenergy particle physics research, the search for fundamental particles and the quest to understand the physics of the Big Bang. To the layman, accelerator technology has become synonymous with large and expensive machines, exploiting the most modern technology for basic research. In reality, the range of accelerators and their applications is much broader. A vast number of accelerators, usually much smaller and operating for specific applications, create wealth and directly benefit the population, particularly in the important areas of healthcare, energy and the environment. There are well established applications in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine for research and routine clinical treatments. Accelerators and associated technologies are widely employed by industry for manufacturing and process control. In fundamental  More>>
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jul 15, 1995
Product Type:
Journal Article
Report Number:
INIS-XC-16A0196
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: CERN Courier; Journal Volume: 35; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ACCELERATORS; CERN; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS
OSTI ID:
22556046
Country of Origin:
CERN
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0304-288X; CODEN: CECOA2; TRN: XC16A0196127205
Availability:
Available on-line: http://cds.cern.ch/record/1732410/files/vol35-issue5-p001-e.pdf
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 1-2
Announcement Date:
Jan 07, 2017

Citation Formats

Anon. Special issue - Applying the accelerator. CERN: N. p., 1995. Web.
Anon. Special issue - Applying the accelerator. CERN.
Anon. 1995. "Special issue - Applying the accelerator." CERN.
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title = {Special issue - Applying the accelerator}
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abstractNote = {T'he CERN Courier is the international journal of high energy physics, covering current developments in and around this branch of basic science. A recurrent theme is applying the technology developed for particle accelerators, the machines which produce beams of high energy particles for physics experiments. Twentieth-century science is full of similar examples of applications derived from pure research. This special issue of the CERN Courier is given over to one theme - the applications of accelerators. Accelerator systems and facilities are normally associated with highenergy particle physics research, the search for fundamental particles and the quest to understand the physics of the Big Bang. To the layman, accelerator technology has become synonymous with large and expensive machines, exploiting the most modern technology for basic research. In reality, the range of accelerators and their applications is much broader. A vast number of accelerators, usually much smaller and operating for specific applications, create wealth and directly benefit the population, particularly in the important areas of healthcare, energy and the environment. There are well established applications in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine for research and routine clinical treatments. Accelerators and associated technologies are widely employed by industry for manufacturing and process control. In fundamental and applied research, accelerator systems are frequently used as tools. The biennial conference on the Applications of Accelerators in Industry and Research at Denton, Texas, attracts a thousand participants. This special issue of the CERN Courier includes articles on major applications, reflecting the diversity and value of accelerator technology. Under Guest Editor Dewi Lewis of Amersham International, contributions from leading international specialists with experience of the application end of the accelerator chain describe their fields of direct interest. The contributions are not meant to be exhaustive, but more as illustrations of the wide variety of uses to which accelerators have been harnessed.}
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