WORKERS PLACING ONE OF THE FOUR 30-TON, 5-6 FEET THICK SHIELDING DOORS.
THE NATIONAL SUPERCONDUCTING CYCLOTRON LABORATORY IS BEING CONSTRUCTED FOR DOE AT MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY. THE FACILITY IS BASED ON A NEW KIND OF PARTICLE ACCELERATION, THE SUPERCONDUCTING CYCLOTRON, WHICH WILL BE USED TO STUDY THE NUCLEAR REACTIONS BETWEEN 'HEAVY IONS'. USING ULTRA- COLD, SUPERCONDUCTING TECHNOLOGY FOR THE POWER COILS HAS RESULTED IN A COMPACT CYCLOTRON WITH A UNIQUELY HIGH ENERGY GAIN. THE LABORATORY IS AN EXTENSION OF AN EXISTING FACILITY AND WILL PROVIDE A SECOND-STEP SUPERCONDUCTING CYCLOTRON AND ADDITIONAL EXPERIMENTAL AREAS, BEAM TRANSPORT SYSTEMS, RADIATION SHIELDING, AND SUPPORT AREAS.
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June 11, 2014
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