The Accelerator plant

Particle accelerator, beam transport, experiments

From ion source to target

In the ion source, gas is ionized, the ions are then accelerated with electric fields inside the cyclotron vacuum chamber. When the desired energy is reached, the particles are led out by the extraction system. The beam transport leads the extracted particles to the experimental halls where they are either used for direct irradiation or to meet a target that causes nuclear reactions that produce other desired particles which are then used for irradiation.