A Growing List

The science and technology of particle physics has contributed to many other areas benefitting to the nation's well-being.

  • Food sterilization
  • Medical isotope production
  • Simulation of cancer treatments
  • Reliability testing of nuclear weapons
  • Scanning of shipping containers
  • Proposed combination of PET and MRI imaging
  • Improved sound quality in archival recordings
  • Parallel computing
  • Ion implantation for strengthening materials
  • Curing of epoxies and plastics
  • Data mining and simulation
  • International relations
  • Nuclear waste transmutation
  • Remote operation of complex facilities

The applications of particle physics technology are diverse, far-reaching, and ever expanding.