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Preliminary Cost Estimate for a 300 Bev Cascade Synchrotron

Blewett, M. H.


One cannot, of course, make any sort of detailed cost estimate until a fairly comprehensive design study has been completed. However, a first approximation can be made by scaling the general order of magnitude of costs of components of already existing machines. For this study, the machine design has been assumed to be that outlined in Report SL-10. Furthermore, it has been assumed that the 10-Bev Booster magnet is pulsed at 10 cps and that the injector for the Booster Ring is a 100 Mev Linac, similar to the Brookhaven design. Costs for the Booster machine were scaled from those outlined (admittedly very rough figures) in MURA Report 467. General costs and those of most of the accelerator components of the Main Ring are based on experience with the Brookhaven, A.G.S. No attempt has been made to take into account possible increases in costs due to inflation or due to differences in locality. Most of the prices were based on those prevailing in the period 1955-59 (and in the Northeastern states).

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© 1960 California Institute of Technology. Supported in part by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Contract No. AT(11-1)-68. This work was aided by discussions with M. Sands, A.V. Tollestrup, R.L. Walker and R.I. Hulsizer

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