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Armenia Gears Up for Synchrotron

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Science  19 Jul 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5580, pp. 318-319
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5580.318

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YEREVAN-- In a few years' time a decrepit building on the outskirts of Armenia's capital might be abuzz with activity as the headquarters for a gleaming new research facility: a $48 million, 3-giga-electron-volt synchrotron. Backed by an unlikely alliance of high-energy physicists and a New Jersey homebuilder, it will be one of the biggest single scientific assistance projects ever undertaken in the former Soviet Union if it goes ahead.

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