200 MeV Linear Accelerator
The Brookhaven Linear Accelerator (Linac) was designed and built in the late 1960ís as a major upgrade to the Alternating Gradient Synchroton (AGS) complex. Its purpose is to provide accelerated protons for use at AGS facilities and the Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer (BLIP). The basic components of the Linac include ion sources, a radiofrequency quadropole pre-injector, and nine accelerator radiofrequency cavities spanning the length of a 459 foot tunnel (right). The Linac is capable of producing up to a 35 milliampere proton beam at energies up to 200 million electron-volts (MeV) for injection into the AGS Booster or for the activation of targets at the BLIP. The Linac's location relative to the rest of the AGS complex is shown on this map.
Last Modified: December 27, 2011