• Synchrotron light sources

    Synchrotron light sources, such as the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, provide research opportunities for industry.

  • The Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    The Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory helps researchers improve such areas as medicine, material science and agriculture.

  • Description

    The semiconductor industry relies on accelerator technology to implant ions in silicon chips.

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    Superconducting wire developed for accelerators made it possible to create powerful magnets for medical diagnostic tools such as magnetic resonance imaging.

More than 30,000 particle accelerators are in operation around the world, serving medicine, industry, energy, the environment, national security, and discovery science. As accelerator science and technology continue to advance, so too will their benefits to society.

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Accelerating to a Bright Future

    Brookhaven public outreach event
    November 28, 2018
    Upton, New York
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  • Midwest Regional Workshop on Accelerator Stewardship Test Facility Program

    Fermilab and Argonne public outreach events
    December 5-6, 2018
    Batavia, Illinois, and Lemont, Illinois
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  • Accelerators: Driving Applications for Society

    Jefferson Lab public outreach event
    December 17, 2018
    Newport News, Virginia


News

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    10 reasons why you can't live without a particle accelerator

    Nautilus
    Particle accelerators can make you healthy and wealthy.
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    A second chance at sight

    symmetry
    Silicon microstrip detectors, a staple in particle physics experiments, provide information that may be critical to restoring vision to some who lost it.
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    Accelerating science and technology at the Cockcroft Institute

    Physics World
    Particle accelerator technology is the focus of the UK's Cockcroft Institute of Accelerator Science and Technology, located at Daresbury Laboratory, UK.
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    Art detectives team up

    euronews
    What does an early Picasso self-portrait have in common with a 3,000-year-old Egyptian lapis-lazuli beetle? They are both under close examination using complex and advanced research techniques.
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    How particle physics can save your life

    symmetry magazine
    From new medicines to cancer treatment, the tools of particle physics play an important role in hospitals around the world.
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    CERN CLOUD experiment finds secret sauce for cloud formation

    ars technica
    Energetic particles from CERN's accelerator are channeled into a precisely controlled chamber where any ultra-fine particles that form can be measured.
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    Canadian accelerator produces a city's worth of medical isotopes overnight

    Nature
    A Canadian team has developed an upgrade that allows hospital cyclotrons to make a much-needed diagnostic tracer, and has proven it can pump out enough overnight to fulfil a city's needs the next day.
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    Large Hadron Collider scientists developing new cancer treatments

    The Telegraph
    New types of radiotherapy to treat cancer are being developed by scientists who work on the Large Hadron Collider.
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Resources

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    Illinois Accelerator Research Center

    At the Illinois Accelerator Research Center scientists and engineers from Fermilab, Argonne and Illinois universities will work with industrial partners to research and develop breakthroughs in accelerator science and translate them into applications for the nation's health, wealth and security.
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  • The Acceleratorer

    Information about conferences and workshops for particle accelerator scientists and members of industry.
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  • Accelerators and Beams & Tools of Discovery and Innovation
    Accelerators and Beams – Tools of Discovery and Innovation

    Published by the Division of Physics of Beams of the American Physical Society
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  • Accelerator Applications
    symmetry magazine: Accelerator Applications

    From heart valves to shrink wrap, this archive highlights the many applications of particle accelerators.
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  • The Scientific Century
    The Scientific Century: securing our future prosperity

    A report published by the Royal Society, the national academy of science in the UK, that explains the need to make science and innovation the focus of the UK's long-term strategy for economic growth.
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