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1936 - a 600,000-volt electric spark jumping from the inner accelerator to the outer metal shield

WISCONSIN ATOM SMASHER

E&MP 44.052

Electricity - High-frequency Voltage

June 20, 1936

Looking down the twenty-foot long chamber which houses the new University of Wisconsin apparatus for accelerating atom particles in research on cracking atomic nuclei.

Potential energy of 2,500,000 electron-volts will be developed by the device.

This photograph shows a 600,000-volt electric spark jumping from the inner accelerator to the outer metal shield.


Original Caption by Science Service
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