The RCNP cyclotron facility, consisting of a K400 ring cyclotron and a K140 AVF cyclotron, plays an important role in nuclear physics using intermediate-energy nuclear beams. We study accelerator and beam physics for upgrading the high-performance cyclotrons and ion sources to provide ultra high-quality beams for precision nuclear physics experiments. The R&D of a new particle accelerator to produce ultra-precise GeV beams is in progress for pioneering research fields in particle and nuclear physics. The R&D for applications of state-of-art accelerator technologies to medical, biological, materials sciences and industry is under way; for example, development of high-temperature superconducting magnets for the particle cancer therapy.
A photograph of the ring cyclotron