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E-Linac Moves Into ARIEL

All hands are on deck this summer as the Accelerator Division concentrates their efforts on the installation and assembly of the electron linear accelerator, the state-of-the-art equipment at the heart of ARIEL, TRIUMF's new facility for the production of rare isotopes.

Federal Support for Medical Isotopes Development

The Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Michelle Rempel announced funding of $5.5 million to support TRIUMF in procuring a new TR-24 cyclotron and developing the Institute for Accelerator-based Medical Isotopes.

IsoSiM Enriches Young Researchers

Led by TRIUMF and UBC, with funding from the NSERC CREATE Initiative, the Isotopes for Science and Medicine program will enrich training experiences for young Canadian researchers.

ALPHA-Canada Team Wins NSERC Polanyi Prize

For its role in creating, trapping, and studying atoms of antihydrogen, the ALPHA-Canada Team received the NSERC John C. Polanyi Award, which honours outstanding Canadian-based research. Photo: NSERC.

Canadian Cancer Society Innovation Grant

Pioneering research on Astatine-211, carrying great potential for the treatment of late-stage cancer, won Dr. Tom Ruth and UVic Ph.D. student Jason Crawford an Innovation Grant from the Canadian Cancer Society.

A Strong, Growing, Canadian Family

In spring 2013, McGill University was approved by TRIUMF’s Board of Management to become an associate member of the consortium of universities that owns and operates the lab. Welcome!

TRIUMF and India’s VECC Join on Isotopes

A Memorandum of Understanding signed in August 2013 between the two organizations will combine key resources and labour for the advancement of research into rare isotopes for science and medicine. 

With Canadians, T2K Sees Neutrinos Appear

In July 2013, the international T2K collaboration announced a definitive observation of a new type of neutrino oscillation, in which muon neutrinos transform to electron neutrinos.  Photo © T2K Collaboration 2013.

Canadian Team Addresses Tc-99m Crisis

In demonstrating technology suitable and scalable for multiple brands of cyclotrons, this Canadian team has developed a comprehensive solution to produce Tc-99m for large population bases.

TIGRESS Detector in the Global Spotlight

In April 2013, Vancouver's Andy White was awarded 2nd place in a global contest based on “photowalks" by amateur photographers through labs around the world. His photo celebrates the TIGRESS detector at TRIUMF.


16 September 2014 - August 29th marked the final push for cable pulling efforts for ARIEL’s e-linac. Over 1,400 cables have been gathered, pulled, and connected from the e-hall roof and are ready to power and control the accelerator!

04 September 2014 - Get to know Alfredo Poves during his sabbatical at TRIUMF. Alfredo joins us until the end of October and is here to inspire collaboration and continue research on nuclear structure. He has a keen interest in the very exotic decay of nuclei emitting two electrons and no neutrinos.

03 September 2014 - On August 25, the Honourable Ed Holder visited TRIUMF to met with members of the leadership team, including Director Jonathan Bagger, as well as researchers, engineers, and technicians during a tour of ARIEL. From STEM education to "Made in Canada" technolgy, the Minister had a peek into TRIUMF's full program.

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Research Highlights

19 September 2014 - Iris Dillmann, a research scientist at TRIUMF, was awarded a five-year NSERC Individual Discovery Grant to support her research of neutron-rich exotic isotopes titled “Beta-delayed neutron measurements for nuclear astrophysics.”

15 September 2014 - Scientists from TRIUMF and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory published a paper in the prestigious Physical Review Letters outlining a technique which for the first time enables researchers to analyze systems of three nuclear clusters in relative motion.

12 September 2014 - With the mass efforts building in the Electron Hall this year, many components of the e-linac are in position and ready for operation. Klystron One and Klystron Two, the high-power continuous wave klystrons, are ready to power the cryomodules of the e-linac.

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