Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124 (FAX): (865) 574-1268
In 1936, the first modern column structure for the electrostatic
accelerator was designed and built at the University of Wisconsin coming
less than 1 1/2 years from the first experiment with a pressurized Van de
Graaff built by the same group. Although the fundamentals of this tandem
like design have not changed, refinements to the column structure detail,
changes in basic acceleration tube design and charging system have
allowed the electrostatic accelerator to evolve to meet the demands for
ion beam energy, quantity and quality. Up until the late 1970's,
electrostatic accelerators were being built larger to accommodate
increasing demands for higher beam energy. Today, the ion beam energy
spread, brightness, and higher beam currents are driving the market for
new facilities. This talk will discuss the trends and requirements for
the new applications for electrostatic accelerators.
Refreshments will be served at 2:40 p.m.