Author: Hine, G.A.
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WE1PB02 The Rutgers Cyclotron: Placing Student's Careers on Target 291
  • K.J. Ruisard
    Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
  • G.A. Hine, T.W. Koeth
    UMD, College Park, Maryland, USA
  • A.J. Rosenberg
    Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
  The Rutgers 12” Cyclotron is an educational tool used to introduce students to the multifaceted field of accelerator physics. Since its inception, the cyclotron has been under continuous development and is currently incorporated into the modern physics lab course at Rutgers University, as a semester-long mentored project. Students who participate in the cyclotron project receive an introduction to topics such as beam physics, high voltage power, RF systems, vacuum systems and magnet operation. Student projects have led to three different focusing pole geometries, including, most recently, a spiral edged azimuthally varying field (AVF) configuration. The Rutgers Cyclotron is often a student’s first encounter with an accelerator, and has inspired careers in accelerator physics.  
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