The 88-inch spiral ridge cyclotron at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

The 88-inch spiral ridge cyclotron, constructed with Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) funds as part of the fundamental research program at the University of California's Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Berkeley (currently known as the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory).  The design of the cyclotron gives it a beam with higher intensity and flexibility that other types of cyclotrons.  The energy of the beams can be varied up to a maximum of 60 Mev for protons, 60 Mev for deuterons and 120 Mev for alpha particles.  The instrument will allow scientists to work in previously inaccessible intermediate energy ranges, permitting new experiments on the atomic nucleus. The white, circular objects at left are copper coils of the 300-ton electromagnet. Between the coils is the accelerating chamber. In the photograph is Dr. Elmer Kelly, physicist-in-charge of the machine. The work of the Laboratory is supported by the Atomic Energy Commission., Credit Line: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Abstract/Description: The 88-inch spiral ridge cyclotron, constructed with Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) funds as part of the fundamental research program at the University of California's Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Berkeley (currently known as the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory). The design of the cyclotron gives it a beam with higher intensity and flexibility that other types of cyclotrons. The energy of the beams can be varied up to a maximum of 60 Mev for protons, 60 Mev for deuterons and 120 Mev for alpha particles. The instrument will allow scientists to work in previously inaccessible intermediate energy ranges, permitting new experiments on the atomic nucleus. The white, circular objects at left are copper coils of the 300-ton electromagnet. Between the coils is the accelerating chamber. In the photograph is Dr. Elmer Kelly, physicist-in-charge of the machine. The work of the Laboratory is supported by the Atomic Energy Commission.
Subject(s): Particle accelerators
Cyclotrons
Laboratories
Equipment and supplies
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Date Created: January 1962
Credit Line: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Catalog ID: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory F38