Site preparation for the tandem accelerator was begun in August 1975 and the first successful transmission of beam through the entire system happened in May 1980. The tandem has been in routine operation since July 1982 providing more than 75 beam species for atomic, nuclear, and astrophysics research. After some modifications to the original equipment, a terminal potential of 25.5 MV, the highest in the world, was achieved while accelerating a 58Ni beam.
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This page was last updated Sept. 1 2000
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