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Megascience Realized: Colliding Beams, 1967–1989

in Fermilab

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780226346236
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226346250 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226346250.003.0013
Megascience Realized: Colliding Beams, 1967–1989

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This chapter discusses one of Fermilab's paths of megascience which is through experiments performed with particle beams colliding inside supremely complex detectors, these experiments ran from 1967 to 1989. The two main colliding-beams experiments were the Colliding Detector Facility (CDF) later called the Colliding Detector Facility and the DZero. This chapter discusses the accomplishments of these experiments and describes the construction of the antiproton source.

Keywords: Fermilab; megascience; particle beams; Colliding Detector; DZero; antiproton source

Chapter.  11370 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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