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When I see a new accelerator in real life or on a picture, I always find it interesting to see how many thing I can recognize. In that way, I can also get a small first idea of how the accelerator is working. Here is a picture, I have taken of LEIR at CERNLEIR

Help me to be able to recognize even more stuff, than I can now(I will post a few answers myself)

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Quadrupole magnet Quadrupole magnet Quadrupole magnets are mostly used for beam focusing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quadrupole_magnet

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Sextupole magnet Sextupole magnets Sextupole magnets are mainly used to correct for chromaticity. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sextupole_magnet

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Ion pump Ion pumps

Ion pumps are used to pump away rest gas in beam tubes at very low pressure. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ion_pump_(physics)

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Electron cooler Electron cooler

Electron coolers are used to cool beams of heavier particles. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electron_cooling

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Dipole magnet Dipole magnet

Look at the brown blocks at the lower left of the picture in the question. Dipole magnets are used for bending the trajectory of the particles. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dipole_magnet

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