Author: Baumgartner, H.
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WE1PB05 The Cyclotron Kids' 2 MeV Proton Cyclotron 302
  • H. Baumgartner
    MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  Two high school students (the "Cyclotron Kids") decided they wanted to build a small cyclotron by themselves in 2008. After researching and designing on their own, they looked for a way to fund their science project. After the students sent out tens of letters looking for sponsors, Jefferson Lab replied, offering funding and mentorship. Over several summers, the students worked at Jefferson Lab to take the cyclotron from the drawing board to near-completion. The cyclotron is now at Old Dominion University, where it will be used as an educational tool in the accelerator physics program.  
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