Impact of accelerators on U.S. science, technology, and productivity.


The invention and continued development of particle accelerators and the associated technology have had profound impact upon many subfields of pure and applied science and upon the overall U.S. technological capabilities. Accelerators have also found extensive application in industry to produce either new products, better products, or products at lower cost. There is great potential for science to contribute to our long term economic growth and improved productivity through aggressive development of high-technology industries. Opportunities for application of accelerators in these high technology industries exist and should be exploited. This exploitation would be aided by improved cooperative efforts between industry, universities, national laboratories, and government. Leiss,-J.E. (Office of High Energy and Nuclear Physics, U.S. Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC 20545)