Heh... I had thought (more of a question). At Wikipedia Cyclotron subject http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclotron in te "Uses" section they mention only cancer-curing, and PET-imaging purposes of cyclotron mechanism, how psychodelic (the rainbow transluscently arcs across the sky and the flowers fall in happines :tongue2: ), but (comb my hair and call me grandpa) they spend bilions of euros, and dolars to make those HUUUUUGE structures (with the most capital 'H'),I mean, we all have propelers on our hats, but: what is the REAL purpose of it? I mean, it is highly non-credible that those who finanance such tremendous undertakings don't have a concrete motivation for it... It accelerates particles, it can cause nuclear reactions, produce substances that radiate all sorts of radiations... it can help us understand the nature of atoms, light, protons, electrons and all sorts of other physical phenomenons... maybe even the essence of matter itself... I'm trying to imagine some more concrete purposes for it... I don't know, but the questions seem interesting. Maybe it's supposed to function in connection with nuclear power plants (maybe to enrich some elements or make isotopes of Hydrogen (deuterium, tricium) for heavy water)... I don't know... That's why I ask. (and have in mind that they are making even biger ones (why? I mean why do they need larger and larger ones?)) I've also seen some Hungerians talking about it (but I didn't understand a single word they've said) - they were showing some experiments with superconductors freezed with liquid nitrogen, and showing how when you apply force to the floating metal disk above it it stays in that position so you can pick the surface below... And then that cyclotron in Switzerland too large to fit its borders... It all seems funny enough.