Particle Accelerator Physics Laboratory
Engines of Discovery
Particle accelerators play an important role in high energy physics, materials and life sciences. They are used to create a very special state of matter — beams of particles (protons, electrons, photons, neutrons, muons, neutrinos etc.). Medical applications of accelerators include radiotherapy, production of radioactive isotopes, hadron therapy and bio-imaging.
ACN2020 March 10/11 at EPFL
Applications of Crystals and Nanotubes for beam acceleration and manipulation
Crystals or nanostructures provide very strong electromagnetic fields and field gradients that can be utilized to guide and accelerate charged particle beams. This opens interesting new applications for particle accelerators