Linear Accelerators for Protons: New Developments

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Science  14 Jul 1967:
Vol. 157, Issue 3785, pp. 145-149
DOI: 10.1126/science.157.3785.145


The performance of existing linear accelerators has improved dramatically in the last few years as a result of redesign of the injector. The peak beams available surpass in intensity and quality those from other accelerators. Usually the operation has been pulsed, with a low duty factor. However, the recently developed accelerating structures now make it attractive to raise the average beam power by several orders of magnitude. New possibilities are apparent for the use of such beams for research in nuclear physics and other sciences.