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Iran to invest $300 million into particle accelerator manufacturing

Iran Materials 19 September 2012 10:20
Iran will be investing around $300 million into manufacturing a national particle accelerator domestically, IRNA reported.
Iran to invest $300 million into particle accelerator manufacturing

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 19 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/

Iran will be investing around $300 million into manufacturing a national particle accelerator domestically, IRNA reported.

A particle accelerator is a device that uses electromagnetic fields to propel charged particles to high speeds and to contain them in well-defined beams.

There are two basic classes of accelerators, known as electrostatic and oscillating field accelerators. Electrostatic accelerators use static electric fields to accelerate particles.

Iranian Vice President for Science and Technology Nasrin Soltankhah said in an interview with IRNA that the place for the project has already been determined.

She said location studies for the domestically-built accelerator have been completed and it is scheduled to be deployed in Qazvin Park of Science and Technology.

Soltankhah said the project should take from 6 to 10 years to complete, and Iranian specialists are currently undertaking necessary training and courses both in Iran and abroad.

The whole project is scheduled to move ahead via four phases, and it should begin in the near future.

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