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Small Accelerators Grow

  • Ugo Amaldi
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Abstract

After the invention of repeated acceleration, applied in the cyclotron of Ernest Lawrence, all the experts of the period were convinced that Wideröe’s idea of the linear accelerator (Fig. 1.10) no longer had a future. All except one: Luis Alvarez, who was one of the most inventive scientists of the twentieth century. After the war he convinced himself that, at a sufficiently high energy, the cost of the circular accelerator would become prohibitive and therefore decided to use the new techniques of radiofrequency circuits to construct the first proton linear accelerator; after many highs and lows, in 1947 he succeeded to make it work.

Keywords

Linear Accelerator Particle Accelerator Brookhaven National Laboratory Bubble Chamber European Laboratory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ugo Amaldi
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  1. 1.CERN Europ. Organization for Nuclear ResearchGeneva 23Switzerland

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