Michele Lizzit

A particle accelerator in my basement!

I have recently built a little particle accelerator, which is not as complicated as it seems.

My purpose was to accelerate electrons and collide them with a dense target in order to produce bremsstrahlung radiation. This is usually done using a heated filament and a positively charged metal plate in a vacuum.

Many different cheap X-rays tubes can be found on the Internet, but I tried building one myself.

I used a light bulb, an old grayscale CRT monitor, and some aluminum foil.

Read more about it in my article: Particle accelerator

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