Betatron Correspondence, 1938-1970 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 11/10/11
Volume: 0.3 cubic feet
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Description: Betatron correspondence of the Physics department, including the employment records for Donald W. Kerst, director of the Betatron accelerator project (1943-57), and correspondence of Kerst about the development of the magnetic induction accelerator, design improvements, betatron experimentation, plans for a new laboratory, publicity and funding of betatron projects, relations with other laboratories, patent rights, staffing and Kerst's leaves of absence at the General Electric laboratory in Schenectady (1940-41), Los Alamos (1943-45) and the Midwest Universities Research Association (1955-57). Min correspondents are F. Wheeler Loomis, P. Gerald Kruger, William D. Coolidge, Gerald M. Almy, Robert Oppenheimer, Melvin L. Enger, Lyle W. Phillips, Arthur Compton, James B. Conant, Ralph F. Flora, Gail D. Adams, and Arthur C. Willard. The series includes a copy of a paper entitled "An Account of the Historical Investigations that Led to the Development of the Betatron" (1945).