Brookhaven Lecture

"470th Brookhaven Lecture: 'The Story on Advancing Linear Accelerators…And Keeping It Straight'"

Presented by Deepak Raparia, Ph.D., Collider-Accelerator Department

Wednesday, June 15, 2011, 4:00 pm — Berkner Hall Auditorium

Lower costs. Greater efficiency. Those words read like notes from meetings held at Brookhaven Lab and in every other conference room across the country. Higher charged particle densities to increase luminosity and beam power now we're talking about one of Brookhaven Lab's unique specialties. Linear accelerators, or linacs, have come a long way since they were first developed more than 80 years ago. They can be found around the world and have a number of uses. Brookhaven's own 200 MeV linac is a critical component for several operations, including the Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer, where commercially unavailable radioisotopes are created for medical and industrial uses, and the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, where scientists are smashing ions into smaller subatomic particles and analyzing the wreckage to better understand how the universe works. During his talk, Raparia will discuss the evolution of linac structures. He will then explain how advances in technology and our understanding particle beam dynamics are being used to develop less expensive, more efficient linacs for the future.

Hosted by: Steve Musolino

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