Synchrophasotron, an accelerator built in Dubna in 1957, has become the biggest and the most powerful for his time. Its magnet weighs 36000 tons and is registered in the Guinness Book of Records as the heaviest in the world. It had been working till 2002 and by now in its basement a new accelerator, Nuclotron, has been built.
Welcome to the territory of the Joint Institute of Nuclear Research.
The former operating console of synchrophasotron
The model of synchrophasotron
The structure of synchrophasotron, nuclotron works on the same principle
For protons acceleration a huge amount of energy is required.
Nuclotron was built in 1992 and its operating console looks more innovative.
Nuclotron doesn’t work permanently, there made 2 sessions a year lasting for about a month
The building of the synchrophasotron has a circular shape and it is already surrounded by auxiliary structures.
Plates at the entry
Acceleration starts in the linear accelerator, the power is so high that sometimes lightning strikes right in this room
Vacuum tubes on the linear accelerator