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Design and Application of Cyclotrons

  1. Richard A. Baartman,
  2. Robert E. Laxdal,
  3. George H. Mackenzie,
  4. Yi-Nong Rao

Published Online: 15 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/3527600434.eap617.pub2

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

How to Cite

Baartman, R. A., Laxdal, R. E., Mackenzie, G. H. and Rao, Y.-N. 2009. Design and Application of Cyclotrons. Encyclopedia of Applied Physics. 451–466.

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  1. TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 OCT 2009


This chapter introduces fields of application for the cyclotron, some speculative, and gives illustrations of activity in some older fields of application. It describes some cyclotron technology and contains a discussion of the factors that may limit the intensity of the beam from cyclotrons.


  • cyclotrons;
  • accelerators;
  • radioisotopes