Portion of linear accelerator from Los Alamos laboratory

Made:
1940-1945 in United States
maker:
Unknown

Portion of linear accelerator from Los Alamos laboratory, unsigned, American, 1940-1945. It was thought to have been brought back to England by one of the British team with the intention that it be used in a high-voltage laboratory when Los Alamos was wound up, but the lab was never set up. It has not been possible to verify this. The balls and shorting wires on the top were to linearize the voltage profile down the tube.

Details

Category:
Nuclear Physics
Object Number:
1998-765
Materials:
glass, rubber (unidentified), steel (metal)
Measurements:
overall (lying flat): 100 mm x 935 mm x 120 mm, 5.41kg
credit:
University of Leicester, Dept. of Physics

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