• 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

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    NAPAC13 - North American Particle Accelerator Conference

    September 29 - October 4, 2013
    Pasadena, CA
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    FEL2013 - 35th International Free-Electron Laser Conference

    August 25-31, 2013
    New York, NY
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    USPAS - U.S. Particle Accelerator School

    June 10-21, 2013
    Ft. Collins, CO
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    IPAC - 4th International Particle Accelerator Conference

    May 12-17, 2013
    Shanghai, China
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News

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

    June 12, 2014
    Nautilus
    Particle accelerators can make you healthy and wealthy.
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    A second chance at sight

    February 4, 2014
    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

    January 28, 2014
    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

    November 4, 2013
    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

    November 5, 2013
    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

    October 11, 2013
    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

    November 9, 2013
    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

    April 19, 2013
    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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    Semiconductors

    April 2, 2013
    symmetry magazine
    Accelerator-powered ion implantation proves key to advances in integrated circuits.
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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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