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Very Big Accelerators as Energy Producers

  title={Very Big Accelerators as Energy Producers},
  author={R. R. Wilson},
  journal={arXiv: Accelerator Physics},
  • R. Wilson
  • Published 9 August 1976
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Accelerator Physics
One consequence of the application of superconductivity to accelerator construction is that the power consumption of accelerators will become much smaller. This raises the old possibility of using high energy protons to make neutrons which are then absorbed by fertile uranium or thorium to make a fissionable material like plutonium that can be burned in a nuclear reactor. The Energy Doubler/Saver being constructed at Fermilab is to be a superconducting accelerator that will produce 1000 GeV… 

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