the history of accelerator of particles

Timeline created by reginaibarraaa
  • accelerator Cockcroft-Walton

    accelerator Cockcroft-Walton
    At the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, Cockcroft and Walton built a 500 kilovolt accelerator in 1932.
  • 2.7 MeV accelerator

    2.7 MeV accelerator
    The 2.7 MeV accelerator was developed by Robert Van de Graaff and installed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1937.
  • Van de Graaff electrostatic accelerator

    Van de Graaff electrostatic accelerator
    2 MeV Van de Graaff electrostatic accelerator belonging to the Physics Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico since 1952.
  • the 3 GeV

    the 3 GeV
    The 3 GeV cosmotron at Brookhaven National Laboratories in New York. The photograph dates from 1954.
  • The 28 GeV

    The 28 GeV
    The 28 GeV proton synchroton at CERN in Geneva. This accelerator operated for the first time in 1959.
  • Stanford linear accelerator

    Stanford linear accelerator
    Stanford's linear accelerator, which is 3.2 kilometers long, can produce very high-energy electrons and protons. At the bottom right of the photograph is a storage ring, the SPEAR, which is about 75 meters in diameter.
  • SLAC

    One of the experimental areas of SLAC, the Stanford linear accelerator. Here you see one of the great magnetic spectrometers

    Fermilab's Tevatron, the first superconducting machine to come into operation. This is today the highest energy accelerator in the world.