A linear particle accelerator (also called a linac) is an electrical device for the acceleration of subatomic particles.
The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) is a United States Department of Energy National Laboratory operated by Stanford University. The SLAC research program centers on experimental and theoretical research in elementary particle physics using electron beams and a broad program of research in atomic and solid state physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine using synchrotron radiation. The 3.2 kilometer (2.0 mile) long underground accelerator is the longest linear accelerator in the world, and is claimed to be “the world’s straightest object.
MIT-Bates Linear Accelerator is a smaller accelerator in Middleton, MA.
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