Linear Accelerator UNILAC
The linear accelerator UNILAC (Universal Linear Accelerator) is the starting point of acceleration of ions. On a length of 120 meters ions of all kinds can be accelerated up to 20 percent speed of light (60.000 km/s). The ions are used for experiments in experimental hall I, e. g. to create new heavy elements, or injected into the ring accelerator SIS18 for further acceleration.
Information of the accelerator department UNILAC for scientists/facility users