What are the basic physical principles behind the Diamond machine? How is the electron beam produced? How is it steered, focussed and “wiggled” to produce synchrotron light?
Diamond is now part of the Virtual Physical Laboratory – a set of interactive tools developed by the National Physical Laboratory and the Institute of Physics aimed at helping science teachers demonstrate basic physics principles in the classroom. So far over 1500 teachers are using the software.
The latest release includes eight simulations based on the Diamond machine exploring:
More information on the Diamond simulations and how to get a free copy is available in our Educational Resources section.
For more information on the full Virtual Physical Laboratory, please visit www.vplab.co.uk
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