Heavy ion accelerator

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A heavy ion accelerator is a particle accelerator in which heavy ions are brought to high energies and thus speeds (the latter limited by the relativistic increase in mass ). Heavy ion accelerators are large, mostly expensive systems and are operated primarily for research purposes.

General information

Areas of application

Heavy ion accelerators are used in nuclear physics, among other things, for the synthesis of new chemical elements . In elementary particle physics they can e.g. B. can be used for experiments on quark-gluon plasma . The heavy ion therapy is a part of the radiation , they are used as a radiation source in the. Heavy ion accelerators are used in materials research, e.g. B. at the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research .


Known heavy ion accelerators are or were at the following institutes: