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SLACspeak is a continuously updated online database of general
SLAC-related terms abbreviations, acronyms, initialism and lingo. It is also a publication
that has seen three editions (1991, 1994, and 2000).
database is built upon information compiled from sources used for the
three paper editions, and supplements and updates these original terms and
definitions with information from the more-recently published literature
of high-energy physics, synchrotron radiation research, and environmental,
health, and safety science. It is updated and maintained by the SLAC
Archives and History Office based on our reading and research, and
input from the SLAC community.
The intention of this database is to define word meanings:
it should not be used as a style guide.
The first two editions of SLACspeak were derived from several sources:
- Argouarch, Phillipe. (Accelerator Department, SLAC) Accelerator
Operations Glossary. SLAC-related vocabulary.
- Kindschy, Jon W. (compiler) (University of California) SLAC
Environmental Compliance Assessment; and Principles of Hazardous
Materials Management: Glossary of Terms & Acronyms. Environmental,
health, and safety terminology.
- U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste
Managment. Draft Mission Plan Amendment. Environmental, health and
- Jacobsen, O. and Lynch, D. (compilers) The INTEROP Pocket Glossary,
RFC 1208. Computer-related terms and acronyms.
- Particle Data Group. “Review of Particle Properties,”
Physical Review D, V.45,n.11, June 1992. Accelerator and detector
- SLAC Staff members Joan Winters, SLAC Computing Services; Bob Gex and
Louise Addis, SLAC Library; and Robin Chandler, SLAC Archives and History
Further definitions of SLAC-related terms can be found in
Virtual Visitor's Center Glossary of common SLAC and High-Energy
Physics terms, the
BIS glossary (words used in our Business Information System
and its related web sites), The Business Services Division
Data Warehouse / MicroStrategy Glossary or the
Particle Detector BriefBook.