Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory
Construction Sequence 2
II: Buildings and Grounds
Construction view of the Zero Gradient Proton Synchrotron (ZGS), the huge atom smasher at the Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois. The photograph was taken November, 1960 and shows initial stages of construction of a doughnut-shaped building 210 feet in diameter, which will house eight magnet sections forming the heart of the ZGS. Foundations for the magnets, placed in a circle, are already in position. Purpose of the ZGS, to be completed in 1962, is to find out new information about the basic nature of matter. It will be one of the largest and most powerful atom smashers in the world.
Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Engineer District
Zero gradient synchrotrons | Particle accelerators | Nuclear physics--Instruments | Particles (Nuclear physics)
Argonne National Laboratory
Photographic prints; 20.8 x 26.7 cm
9700 S. Cass Avenue | Argonne, Illinois
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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