Accelerator Test Facility

The mission of the Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) is to explore new ideas on how to accelerate particles to higher energies and produce x-ray beams of greater brightness than ever before. Operated by the Physics Department, the ATF attracts users from BNL and other institutions for advanced work that has implications for both physics research and future medical uses of accelerators. 

The core capabilities of the ATF include a high brightness photoinjector electron gun, a 70 million electron-volt (MeV) linear accelerator, high power lasers synchronized to the electron beam to a picosecond level, four beam lines (most with energy spectrometers) and a sophisticated computer control system.

Go to the ATF's website.

 

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Last Modified: November 29, 2004