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22 particle accelerators are located in the US, 78 in the world.
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88-Inch Cyclotron, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), Berkeley, CA
Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), Berkeley, CA (ALS Status)
Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, IL (Advanced Photon Source APS [status], Intense Pulsed Neutron Source IPNS, Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System ATLAS)
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY (AGS, ATF, NSLS, RHIC)
Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices ???
Cornell Electron-positron Storage Ring, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (CESR Status)
Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Crocker Nuclear Laboratory, University of California Davis, Davis, CA
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory , Batavia, IL (Tevatron)
Idaho accelerator center, Pocatello, ID
Indiana University Cyclotron Facility, Bloomington, IN
aka TJNAF, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (formerly known as CEBAF), Newport News, VA
Louisiana Accelerator Center, U of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA
Los Alamos National Laboratory ???
Michigan Ion Beam Laboratory, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, TN
Particle Beam Physics Lab (Neptune-Laboratory, PEGASUS - Photoelectron Generated Amplified Spontaneous Radition Source) ???
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, (SLC - SLAC Linear electron positron Collider, SSRL - Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory) ???
Spallation Neutron Source, Oak Ridge, TN
Synchrotron Radiation Center, U of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
Synchrotron Ultraviolet Radiation Facility, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD
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