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Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Physics Division Group A (Louis Alvarez Group) logbooks, Undated

Description of Collection

Repository

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Archives and Records Office

1 Cyclotron Rd. MS: 69R0102
Berkeley, California 94720
USA
https://commons.lbl.gov/display/aro/Archives+and+Records
aro@lbl.gov

Papers created by

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Physics Division

Size of collection

2.5 linear feet
2 records box(s)

Short description of collection

These records document the individual research and development logbooks of the Data Reduction Development Group and its successor, Group A (Luis Alvarez Group) of the Physics Division of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL).

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

ARO-1063

Historical Note

The laboratory was founded as the University of California Radiation Laboratory in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a University of California Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It is a United States Department of Energy National Laboratory, operated by the University of California. The name of the laboratory has evolved since its founding: Lawrence Radiation Laboratory (1931-1958), the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (1959-1995), and currently the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1995-present).

Scope and Contents of Collection

These records document the individual research and development logbooks of the Data Reduction Development Group and its successor, Group A (Luis Alvarez Group) of the Physics Division of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL). The logbooks contain operational information, engineering notes, polaroids of projects, project schedules and progress notes, charts, and diagrams. The logbooks contain data and notes on the following projects: scanning measuring projector, liquid argon multiwire, rubber telescope mirror, superconducting magnet, time projection chamber, and focus tracking granite microscope. Luis Alvarez and his group made discoveries with the liquid hydrogen bubble chamber which won him the Noble Prize in Physics in 1968.

Restrictions on Use and Access

This collection requires permission for access. Please contact the repository for more information, via email at aro@lbl.gov.

Selected Search Terms

These papers have been indexed in the International Catalog of Sources for History of Physics and Allied Sciences (ICOS) using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.

Persons

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-

Institutions

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Physics Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Subject terms

Argon.
Bubble chambers.
Liquid hydrogen.
Reflecting telescopes.
Superconductors.
Time projection chambers (Nuclear physics)

Genre terms

Logs (records).

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Physics Division Group A (Louis Alvarez Group) logbooks, 1961-1989

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
USA
nbl@aip.org

2012

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Melanie J. Mueller in 2012. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Group A logbooks

Box 1 Folder 1 SMP-I prints (Scanning Measuring Projector) - Loren Yasolino engineering notes, April 1961 - September 1961
Folder 2 Bob Flagg, First PET Scanner But Based on Liquid Argon Detectors, November 1972 - January 1973
Folder 3 1 Meter Multiwire Proportional Chambers, Logbook 1, Norman Anderson, May 25, 1972
Folder 4 Cylindrical Multiwire Chambers, Norman Anderson, November 29, 1973
Folder 5 Rubber [Mirror] Telescope, 1974-1977
Folder 6 Lynn Andrews [Current Leads Superconducting Magnet], 1980
Folder 7 George Gibson, 1980-1986
Box 2 Folder 1 10" Bubble Chamber K Run Crew Schedule, undated
Folder 2 SP IV A, Bubble Chamber Projectors, Focus Tracking, Granite Microscope, Engineering Notes, 1960-1968
Folder 3 Rubber Mirror Logbook, November 20, 1973 - October 31, 1974
Folder 4 Robbie Smits, Engineering Data, June 1974
Folder 5 TPC and Superconducting Magnet, No.7, 1972-1983
Folder 6 TPC and Superconducting Magnet, No. 8, May 1983 - June 1984
Folder 7 TCP and Superconducting Magnet, No. 9, July 1984 - August 1985
Folder 8 TCP, Astrophysics, No. 10, 1985-1986
Folder 9 High Voltage Breakdown in Liquid Argon, Robbie, No. 11, May 1, 1986
Folder 10 D0, No. 12, November 1985 - April 30, 1987
Folder 11 R. Smits, No. 13, 1987 - December 5, 1989