Friday, August 29, 2008

The Rise of the FFAG

Fixed-Field Alternating Gradient (FFAG) accelerator has an unfortunate acronym, which I talked about a while back. Still, it does not diminish its potential and importance in the field of particle accelerators.

This article provides a nice summary of what it is, its history, and why this technique is being pursued. I still haven't found out yet how that acronym is pronounced by the people in that field.



Anonymous said...

It's pronounced backward -- as in gaff.

ZapperZ said...


Is there a reason why it is pronounced backwards? Or is the reason rather obvious?


Chris said...

It is pronounced ef-ef-a-g.
Like most acronyms that is.