Stanford’s ‘accelerator on a chip’ could revolutionize medical care

SLAC’s full-size accelerator, dubbed the LINAC, relies on klystrons — specialized vacuum tubes that act as radio frequency amplifiers — to generate high-energy electron beams used in the facility’s experiments. They also generate a whole bunch of radiation, which is why the beam is buried in a concrete bunker two stories underground. Electrons are generated …

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: