High Voltage Engineering Corporation (Feb, 1953)

Whew, now I know where to go for all of my high-voltage ionizing radiation needs. Thank you High Voltage Engineering Corporation!

Here’s why
as a source of controlled, powerful, ionizing radiation energy

because . . .

The ionizing intensity of its electron beam, at 2 MeV, is several thousand-fold greater than the most powerful radioactive sources now available. The same accelerator will deliver 5000 roentgens per minute of x-radiation at 10 centimeters.

The cost of radiation energy from a Van de Graaff, in terms of gram-rep in the irradiated material, is only a tiny fraction of the costs associated with natural or artificial radioactivity.

The electron or x-ray beam from a Van de Graaff is fully controllable in direction and shape, permitting efficient utilization of energy output.

Your specific questions about Van de Graaff equipment will be answered fully and promptly. Our experience in applied radiation energy is at your disposal in planning your research program.

High Voltage Engineering Corporation


  1. Wm Winder says: August 4, 20095:22 pm

    My father, Ronald P.H. Winder, was an engineer in the company from its inception in 1946 to about 1951. He left because there were “too many chiefs and not enough Indians,” which i believe is the reason for its ultimate demise. Van de Graff, Trump & Robinson were all great people.

  2. Firebrand38 says: August 5, 200910:19 am

    Trump & Robinson?

  3. Wm Winder says: August 5, 20093:15 pm

    John Trump founded HVEC with Van de Graaff and was Technical Director. Denis M. Robinson was the president of the company. The following website has a pretty good bio: http://tvdg10.phy.bnl.g…

  4. Firebrand38 says: August 5, 20093:26 pm

    Wm Winder: Thanks. I flunked Mind Reading 101 in college.

  5. Doug Denholm says: July 11, 20103:10 pm

    My father, A. Stuart Denholm, was VP of Engineering of Ion Physics (one of High Voltage Engineering’s subsidiaries) and worked there from the late 1950’s until around 1967.

    My impression from half a lifetime of dinner conversations was that High Voltage had some very clever people working there but they were never able to transition from dependence on government contracts to providing HV technology industry.

    But High Voltage employees left to found quite a number of very successful Route 128 companies in the 70’s and 80’s.

  6. Edward Fenner says: August 9, 201012:50 pm

    I am doing research for my MA in Science and Technology Studies at York University. In August 2010, I visited with Robert’s son John and gleaned a lot of excellent information and copies of some documents. I also visited the MIT Museum, MIT Archives, and the Museum of Science in Boston to see the generators in action and to chat with their staff.

    I would like to dialogue with anyone who or who had family members who worked with, worked for, studied with/under Robert J. Van de Graaff or who knew him in any social or professional capacity.

    Feel free to contact me at [email protected] with comments, clips, clippings, photos, scans of documentation. It will all be helpful towards my major research paper and a possible biography I may do in the coming few years.

    Thank you,

    Edward Fenner
    Toronto, Canada

  7. behzad says: December 17, 20113:15 am

    I am student and Urgent need fo Manual of NMR Fluxmeter.
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