Accelerator Building

Accelerator Building

Accelerator Building
Drawing: Cyclotron 1
II: Buildings and Grounds
New installation at the University of Chicago permits nuclear physics and biological experiments that were previously impossible. A beam of high-energy protons drawn from the heart of a powerful atom smasher is directed to remote experimental areas. The drawing (photograph copy) is of the university's 450 million-electron volt Synchrocyclotron in its Accelerator Building pit. Sandwiched between disk-shaped coils is a flat, nine-foot square vacuum chamber in which protons whirl at high speeds. Protons shot out of the front of this chamber are formed into a beam by the cylindrical magnet (lower left).
Particle accelerators | Research institutes | Drawings (Visual works)
Institute for the Study of Metals
Photographic prints; 20.5 x 25.2 cm
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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