Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory
Construction Sequence 8
II: Buildings and Grounds
The heart of the Zero Gradient Synchrotron (ZGS) at Atomic Energy Commission's Argonne National Laboratory. A grass-covered mound, approximately 50 feet high, covers the doughnut-shaped ring building, which is 212 feet in diameter. Inside this building, within a 200-foot ring of steel magnets weighing a total of 4800 tons, tiny protons-the nuclei of hydrogen atoms-are accelerated to 12.5 billion electron volts. The protons and beams of secondary particles are shot into experimental buildings in the foreground. Buildings behind the mound house beam injector and control systems of the ZGS. In the upper right hand corner is the High Energy Physics Building where physicists who use the ZGS will have their offices and laboratories. Many of these physicists will come from Midwestern universities. Argonne National Laboratory is operated by the University of Chicago for the Atomic Energy Commission.
Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Engineer District
Zero gradient synchrotrons | Particle accelerators | Nuclear physics--Instruments | Particles (Nuclear physics)
Argonne National Laboratory
Photographic prints; 20.4 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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