Radiological Training for Accelerator Facilities
In the early 1960s, physicists had gained enough
experience in accelerator technology to be able to build
colliders in which two carefully controlled beams are
made to collide with each other at a chosen point. The
beams for colliders may come from two synchrotrons or
two linear accelerators.
Purpose and Uses
EO-01 IDENTIFY uses for
Accelerators were originally designed to study
(research) the structure of matter. Accelerators today
are used not only for basic research purposes, but for
many other applications such as:
Production of radioisotopes, such as tritium.
Generation of bremsstrahlung for radiography
Define the terms, such as
and radiation therapy.
bremsstrahlung and actinide
transmutation as necessary.
Induction of fusion.
Pumping for lasers.
Detoxification of hazardous waste.
Production of synchrotron radiation.
Sterilization of food and surgical equipment.
Medical radiation therapy.