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Beam Availability

The TRIUMF 2018 main cyclotron shutdown will be of typical length.  It is anticipated that beam from beam line BL1B (low intensity, high-energy protons and neutrons) will be available beginning in April and that beam from BL2C (low intensity, low-energy protons and neutrons) and the TNF (high intensity, high-energy neutrons) will be available in May.

As in previous years, we will run BL1B several times this year and anticipate having beam available for customers in April/May, June and September, as well as in October and December.  Low-energy muons for irradiation testing on the M20 channel may also be available; please contact us for details.

The PIF & NIF hourly rate for beam time at both BL2C and M20 will be $750 for Canadian users and $800US for all other users.  The hourly rate for BL1B will be $850 for Canadian users and $900US for all other users.  The hourly rate for TNF use will be $300 for Canadian users and $400US for all other users.  There will be a 10% contingency amount added to all quotes to allow for any overages in beam time or logistics fees.  This amount will not necessarily be charged, it just precludes the need to obtain additional purchase orders when necessary.

During the TRIUMF operation season, beam is typically available for PIF & NIF users for one week each month on BL2C.  The BL1B and M20 schedules are more restrictive as they need to be interleaved with the TRIUMF Science programme; advanced booking is essential.  Use of the TNF is available whenever the main cyclotron is running at high intensity.  TRIUMF always endeavours to provide reliable beam to our customers; for specific scheduling questions or to book beam time, please contact:

Ewart Blackmore
TRIUMF
Tel: 604.222.7461
Fax: 604.222.1074
Michael Trinczek
TRIUMF
Tel: 604.222.7530
Fax: 604.222.1074
Beam Availability and Cost