Acceleration of Heavy Ions at the Bevatron

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Science  10 Dec 1971:
Vol. 174, Issue 4014, pp. 1128-1129
DOI: 10.1126/science.174.4014.1128


Substantial beams of deuterons, α-particles, and nitrogen ions have been accelerated to high energies (nitrogen to 36 billion electron volts) in the bevatron. Beams of various energies were successfully extracted for experimental use. Modifications of the ion source, the injector, and the main acceleration system made the production of highenergy heavy ions possible. Our computer control system played an important part.