Particle Accelerators: History, Types & Uses


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Which of these is NOT a type of particle accelerator?

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1. Which of these is a type of particle accelerator that is limited by electric breakdown?

2. Which of these is NOT a use of particle accelerators?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the characteristics and types of particle accelerators. Topics featured on the quiz include the various kinds of particle accelerators and which type is limited by electric breakdown.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Types of particle accelerators
  • Type limited by electric breakdown
  • Uses of particle accelerators
  • Type projecting particles at the slowest speeds
  • Who built the first particle accelerator

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the first particle accelerator and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related microbiology lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the type of particle accelerator that projects particles at the slowest speeds

Additional Learning

To learn more about why we have invested so much in these devices, review the corresponding lesson titled Particle Accelerators: History, Types & Uses. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what a particle accelerator is
  • Identify the history surrounding the rise of these accelerators
  • Explain the features of the three types of accelerators
  • Describe the first circular accelerators
  • Appreciate the discoveries made by the particle accelerator