Cyclotron 'Dees'



Cheshire scientist James Chadwick (1891-1974) is famous for his discovery of the neutron. He as also a pioneer in the field of nuclear physics. Chadwick was also the head of the British team working on the Manhattan Project during the Second World War. The Nobel Prize winner constructed a cyclotron while working at the University of Liverpool. This cyclotron was used to accelerate electrically charged particles at great speeds as part of particle physics experiments. Two ‘D’ shaped chambers, known as ‘dees’ provided a magnetic field for proton particles.