Birmingham–Proton Synchrotron–Photographs

Courtesy of the Barr Smith Library Archives, Adelaide, South Australia.

 

 

The following images are photographs from series 7- Birmingham proton synchrotron, Central Office of Information, documents 3.33 to 3.46, c1947, scanned from the original held Special Collections, Barr Smith Library, in Adelaide, South Australia. http://hdl.handle.net/2440/48687

The abstract of this series reads as follows ‘Under the supervision of Professor Marcus Oliphant, F.R.S., members of the Physics Department of the University of Birmingham are constructing what will be one of the largest proton synchrotrons in the world. It will be used for accelerating protons to an energy of 1,300,000,000 electron-volts for use as projectiles in the study of nuclear structure.’

 

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Professor M.L.E Oliphant, F.R.S., nuclear physicist.

 

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Adjusting one of the bus bars...

 

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Spray painting the magnets.

 

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The sequence timer.

 

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Completing the wiring of the second oscillator.

 

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The high voltage set.

 

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Reading the pressure of the galvanometer.

 

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Working the controls of the receiver.

 

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Turning off the valve to isolate the diffusion pump.

 

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Adjusting one of the four air-cooled amplifier valves.

 

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Working on a coaxial line oscillator.

 

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Bolting on the first five manifolds.

 

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Working on the variable inductance.

 

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Connecting wires on a terminal block.

 

 

 

 

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