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

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

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