Episode 518: Particle Accelerators
Produced by the Institute of Physics, discussions and demonstrations encourage students to apply their knowledge of charged particles and fields to understand particle accelerators and detectors.
The activities in this learning episode look at:
* acceleration in an electric field
* researching accelerators
* electrical breakdown
* how a linear accelerator works
* particles in a magnetic field
* a fine beam tube
* relativistic effects and Bertozzi’s experiment
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