View of the Bevatron at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The Bevatron in which protons may be accelerated to energies over six million electron volts. The circular magnet enclosing the acceleration chamber weighs 9700 tons, the copper coils 347 tons. Particles start the orbit equilvalent to 305,000 miles in less than two seconds at ten million volts supplied by a linear accelerator, part of which is visible in the lower right foreground., Credit Line: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Abstract/Description: The Bevatron in which protons may be accelerated to energies over six million electron volts. The circular magnet enclosing the acceleration chamber weighs 9700 tons, the copper coils 347 tons. Particles start the orbit equilvalent to 305,000 miles in less than two seconds at ten million volts supplied by a linear accelerator, part of which is visible in the lower right foreground.
Subject(s): Particle accelerators
Nuclear physics--Research
Laboratories
Equipment and supplies
Berkeley (Calif.)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Credit Line: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Catalog ID: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory F90