• Short Summary

    A HUGE "SYNCHROTRON", CLAIMED TO BE THE LARGEST IN THE ORIENT, CAPABLE OF DEVELOPING 1,300 MILLION ELECTRON VOLTS, WAS SUCCESSFULLY TESTED RECENTLY AT TOKYO UNIVERSITY'S NUCLEAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE AT TANSHI (ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE CITY).

  • Description

    A HUGE "SYNCHROTRON", CLAIMED TO BE THE LARGEST IN THE ORIENT, CAPABLE OF DEVELOPING 1,300 MILLION ELECTRON VOLTS, WAS SUCCESSFULLY TESTED RECENTLY AT TOKYO UNIVERSITY'S NUCLEAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE AT TANSHI (ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE CITY).

    DURING THE TEST, IT DEVELOPED 700 MILLION ELECTRON VOLTS. THE EQUIPMENT WILL BE USED TO CHANGE ACCELERATED ELECTRONS INTO GAMMA RAYS, AND THEN PRODUCE PION THROUGH THE BOMBARDMENT OF PROTON AND ATOMIC NUCLEUS WITH GAMMA RAYS. THE PION THUS PRODUCED WILL BE USED IN THE STUDY OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND ATOMIC NUCLEUS.

    CONSTRUCTION OF THE "SYNCHROTRON" WAS STARTED IN APRIL 1956 AT A COST OF 250 MILLION YEN. PROFESSOR HIROO KUMAGAYA OF TOKYO UNIVERSITY, WHO IS IN CHARGE OF THE EQUIPMENT, SAID JAPANESE SCIENTISTS WOULD NOW BE ABLE TO PRODUCE PIONS, WHOSE EXISTENCE WAS PREDICTED BY DR. HIDEO YUKAWA OF KYOTO UNIVERSITY MANY YEARS AGO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9RMXE4M1W1IPG39MZ2LROBOA7
    Media URN:
    VLVA9RMXE4M1W1IPG39MZ2LROBOA7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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