I was wondering how to build a particle accelerator at home. If it is possible, please tell me how. Thank You
Actually, you probably have several in your house right now ... your computer monitor (unless it's a liquid crystal flat screen), your TV set (again, unless it's a flat panel liquid crystal one), your fluorescent light tubes, ...I was wondering how to build a particle accelerator at home
Given the energies needed to perform this, I can pretty convincingly say you're not going to get it to happen on your tabletop. And even if you did, how would you use it? You need some pretty sophisticated machinery to separate and store antimatter.Originally posted by ATCG
I would be trying to create anti-matter
That's incorrect. People have actually built particle accelerators at home. From - www.fnal.gov/pub/inquiring/questions/homemade_particle_accl.htmlOriginally posted by jcsd
No it isn't, partricle accelrators are huge devices which are miles long/have a radius of miles and use extremely powerful magnets in order to get the particles up to the required speed.
I believe he's talking about this personAnd there is a case of a real person who built a particle accelerator in his basement when he was a teenager. He has since graduated in physics from the University of Chicago and (I'm pretty sure) is in graduate school at the University of Michigan. He put together the same elements I talked about earlier. The hard part was getting the vacuum system, which he got by scrounging around in Army surplus depots and junk yards. So a home made particle accelerator has been made in real life, not just in storybooks.
Did you look at this page??Originally posted by ATCG
Could someone link me to a web site the has detailed schematics on how to build a cyclotron or Particle accelerator?
Can you go into more detail as to materials, production and use? Id appreciate it. Im interested in designing one myself, bu i need more general infoOriginally posted by chroot
You can build a small cyclotron in your home with nothing more than a modest vacuum pump, some sort of cylindrical vacuum flask, a couple of carefully manufacturered D-shaped electrodes, and some simple electronics. The whole thing could be no larger than a few feet in diameter.
The easiest thing to do is to evacuate the flask and use the particles (mostly nitrogen atoms) in the rarefied gas left over as projectiles.
The energies won't be high, but you can certainly do some simple experiments with your crude nitrogen beam.
Well I'm quite entirely sure about Fermilab and CERN but I use to work in the computer department of the NSCL at MSU (www.nscl.msu.edu) and I saw most of the detection equipment they used in their experiments. For gamma ray detection, they used an array of segmented germanium crystal detectors set up in whatever geometrical pattern they needed. For beta decay they used silicon detector arrays that were about the size of a post-it note. They had a couple of large neutron detectors. One used a liquid scintillator and photometers and the other much newer one used a plastic scinillator that was formed into horizontal waveguides, had photometers attached to each end and were stacked into a large block. They hadn't officially used it (it was in the process of testign) when I left. They also had a few smaller neutron detectors that used a liquid scinillator. They also had a NMR beta detector and a few spectrographs. Overall it's a rather impressive place.Originally posted by eagleone
Anyway I’m interested what effects are being used for detections of processes, experiments, globally everything happening in modern hi-energies accelerators?