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Side-Coupled Cavity

A side-couple cavity gives a particle an energy boost for each cavity it goes through. Each cell acts as an accelerating cavity that is coupled to another cell. A Fermi cavity module consists of 16 accelerating cells and 15 coupling cells. A particle is accelerated by applying small, but increasingly larger, pulses of RF energy.

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