The first Particle Accelerator build by Undergraduate students. Filmed on location in Montreal at Concordia University.
M.E.G.A. was designed and built in 220 days.
Jad Saleh (Team Leader)
Supervisors: Dr. Rolf Wuthrich & Mr. Andrew Morrison
Music by: Ronald Jenkees - Clutter
The video starts by showing the full assembly and then shows the High Voltage Power Supply plug being inserted in the extension cable. The wall plug will provide 110V voltage to the power supply, which will transform it to 8000V. This will be transferred to the 11-stage Cockcroft-Walton (CW) multiplier circuit found inside the vacuum system through the use of an electric Feedthrough. The CW circuit will increase the voltage to -100,000V AC and will supply it to a tungsten filament, which will emit electrons.
The electrons will be attracted to the anode (stainless steel tube) and will be accelerator into the vacuum tubes. Helium is to be interested into the vacuum system and when the electrons and helium collide, a greenish glow can be observed through the viewports. The electron will then be bent through the use of an electromagnet, and only those with the required energy levels will be able to pass through the 45 degree bend and exit the system through an aluminum foil. A Geiger counter is present to measure the x-rays and gamma radiation produced.