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Abbreviations and Acronyms AAUP American Association of University Professors AEC Atomic Energy Commission AFOSR Air Force Office of Scientific Research AGS Alternating Gradient Synchrotron AIP American Institute of Physics AMO atomic, molecular, and optical (physics) ANL Argonne National Laboratory APS American Physical Society ARO Army Research Office ATLAS Argonne Tandem Linear Accelerator System BCX Burning Core Experiment (plasma physics) BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics BNL Brookhaven National Laboratory CARS coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering CBA Colliding-Beam Accelerator (formerly Isabelle) CEA Cambridge Electron Accelerator CEBAF Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility CERN Conseil Europeen de la Recherche Nucleaire CESR Cornell Electron-Positron Storage Ring CM condensed matter CMP condensed-matter physics CPI-W Consumer Price Index-Urban and Clerical Workers (BLS) DESY Deutsches Electronen Synchrontron 139
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140 ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS DNA deoxyribonucleic acid DOD Department of Defense DOE Department of Energy ECFA European Committee on Future Accelerators EP elementary particle EPP elementary-particle physics ERDA Energy Research and Development Administration EXAFS extended x-ray absorption fine structure eV electron volt FNAL Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory GeV billion electron volts, 1 x 109 electron volts, giga electron volt HEPAP High Energy Physics Advisory Panel JET Joint European Torus (plasma project) keV thousand electron volts, 1 x 103 electron volts, kilo elec- tron volt LANL Los Alamos National Laboratory LBL Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory LLNL Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory MeV million electron volts, 1 x 106 electron volts, mega electron volt MFAC Magnetic Fusion Advisory Committee MFECC Magnetic Fusion Energy Computer Center MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology MOCVD metal-organic chemical-vapor deposition MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging MSU Michigan State University MURA Midwestern Universities Research Association NAS National Academy of Sciences NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NBS National Bureau of Standards NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research (NSF) NIE National Institute for Education nm nanometer, l x 10-9 meter NRC National Research Council NSAC Nuclear Science Advisory Committee NSF National Science Foundation ONR Office of Naval Research ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory PEP Positron-Electron Project PPA Princeton-Pennsylvania Accelerator PPPL Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
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ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS 141 RNC Relativistic Nuclear Collider SLAC Stanford Linear Accelerator Center SLC Stanford Linear Collider SNL Sandia National Laboratories SPEAR SLAC Positron-Electron Asymmetric Ring SRC Sychrotron Radiation Center SSC Superconducting Super Collider SSRL Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory TeV trillion electron volts, 1 x 10~2 electron volts, tera electron volt TFTR Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor TIAA- Teachers Income Annuity Association-College Retirement CREF Equities Fund ZGS Zero Gradient Synchrotron .,