Author: Rosenberg, A.J.
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WEPPT024 Rutgers 12-Inch Cyclotron: Dedicated to Training Through Research and Development 366
  • T.W. Koeth, J.E. Krutzler, T.S. Ponter, A.J. Rosenberg, W.S. Schneider
    Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
  • D.E. Hoffman
    PU, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
  The Rutgers 12-Inch Cyclotron is a 1.2 MeV proton accelerator dedicated to beam physics instruction.[1] The 12-inch cyclotron project began as a personal pursuit for two Rutgers undergraduate students in 1995 and was incorporated into the Modern Physics Teaching Lab in 2001.[2] Since then, student projects have been contributing to the cyclotron’s evolution through development of accelerator components. Most of the Rutgers 12-Inch Cyclotron components have been designed and built in house, thus giving its students a research and development introduction to the field of accelerator physics and associated hardware.
[2] T. Feder, “Building a Cyclotron on a Shoe String,” Physics Today, 30-31 (November 2004)
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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