Small van de Graaff accelerators can be very useful in education as well as in research. Many laboratories world wide employ such accelerators in many areas of physical research. They can be useful in nuclear and atomic physics, in condensed-matter physics, as well as several other technical applications.
The accelerator on the University of Jordan campus, which is a 4.75MeV van de Graaff accelerator, was donated to Jordan as part of a grant from the German Federal Republic. It was first operated in January 1983