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Building a Cyclotron

  1. Mar 30, 2013 #1
    Hello everyone,
    I'm very interested in building a cyclotron as a learning experience over the next year or so and have been doing some reading on what's required. I figure it would be helpful to ask everyone's opinion on materials such as electromagnets, beam detectors, vacuum cambers, etc. I'm not looking to have a super heavy duty cyclotron but I figure 1-2 MeV is manageable. I'm looking to run some basic particle collisions and some other fun stuff. Any feedback/advise is greatly appreciated! Also, what is a good science surplus site for purchasing some equipment?
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2013
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 30, 2013 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    Closed pending moderation.

    EDIT: the thread will remain closed. Please refer to the Site Info > Rules and Guidelines link at the top of the page. It is against our policy to provide "how to" advice on illegal or dangerous activities. Cyclotrons are illegal unless you obtain the proper permits from the government precisely because they are also dangerous.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2013
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