Van de Graaff Accelerator

Van de Graaff Accelerator, built in 1931 by Merle A. Tuve and associates at Carnegie Institution's Division of Terrestrial Magnetism, Washington, DC.  First machine to attain energies of 1 million volts.  Tuve and associates were able to demonstrate existence of short range nuclear force.  This image shows the accelerator as it was displayed in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of History and Technology's 'Hall of Nuclear Energy', Credit Line: Smithsonian Institution, Negative Number 70846, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Abstract/Description: Van de Graaff Accelerator, built in 1931 by Merle A. Tuve and associates at Carnegie Institution's Division of Terrestrial Magnetism, Washington, DC. First machine to attain energies of 1 million volts. Tuve and associates were able to demonstrate existence of short range nuclear force. This image shows the accelerator as it was displayed in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of History and Technology's 'Hall of Nuclear Energy'
Subject(s): Particle accelerators
Equipment and supplies
Date Created: circa 1970
Credit Line: Smithsonian Institution, Negative Number 70846, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Catalog ID: Van de Graaff Robert F4