UNK proton accelerator

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The UNK proton accelerator was a large particle accelerator under construction in Protvino, near Moscow, Russia, at the Institute for High Energy Physics.[1][2] While progress in construction was announced in 1996,[3] after the breakup of the Soviet Union and the economic changes in the country, government funding to the project was halted and only security and maintenance are funded.[4]


  1. ^ "Perestroika and particle physics - work on Soviet UNK, Accelerator and Storage Complex". Science News. 19 March 1988. Retrieved 11 October 2010.  DEAD LINK - see also [1](full text) [2]
  2. ^ International Workshop on Elastic and Diffractive Scattering (1996). Frontiers in strong interactions. Atlantica Séguier Frontières. p. 356. ISBN 978-2-86332-199-7. 
  3. ^ Fedotov, Yu. (1996). "UNK Status". In S. Myers. EPAC96: Fifth European Particle Accelerator Conference : Sitges (Barcelona), 10 to 14 June 1996, Volume 1. CRC Press. pp. 407–409. ISBN 978-0-7503-0387-3. Retrieved 11 October 2010.  (Procceding @ JACoW)
  4. ^ "Large Hadron Collider inaugurated". RIA Novosti. 24 October 2008. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 

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