Jefferson Lab accelerator tunnel

Jefferson Lab accelerator tunnel

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Caption: Jefferson Lab accelerator. View of cryomodules on the accelerator at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, or Jefferson Lab. The cryomodules are where electrons travelling along the 1. 4-km racetrack-shaped accelerator ring are given energy. Each cryomodule has eight cavities, maintained at -271 Celsius (2 Kelvin). At this temperature, the niobium plates making the cavities are superconducting. This allows powerful electric fields to be generated which accelerate the electrons. After five circuits of the ring, the electrons reach energies of around 4 billion electron volts (GeV). Jefferson Lab is at Newport News, Virginia, USA.

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