|As a laboratory, TRIUMF operates many research facilities on-site and enables Canadian researchers to participate in facilities outside the country. The main facilities at TRIUMF are:|
At the heart of TRIUMF is the 500 MeV cyclotron that produces the primary proton beams. A large fraction of the TRIUMF program relies on these beams.
ARIEL will be TRIUMF's flagship facility to expand Canada's capabilities to produce and study isotopes for physics and medicine. Utilizing next-generation technology, it showcases a Made-in-Canada, high-power superconducting electron linear accelerator (e-linac) to produce exotic isotopes for research and development.
|ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN will use proton-proton collisions at the highest energy ever achieved in the laboratory to look for the Higgs boson, the particle central to the current model of how subatomic particles attain mass.|
TRIUMF uses subatomic particles as probes of materials structure at the Centre for Molecular and Materials Science (CMMS). The chief techniques are μSR and β-NMR.
TRIUMF contributes to the design, development, and construction of advanced detectors for diverse applications in particle and nuclear physics, molecular and materials sciences, and nuclear medicine.
The core of the TRIUMF nuclear medicine program is PET imaging, a technique whereby tiny amounts of radioactive nuclei known as radioisotopes are combined with certain biomolecules and injected into the body.
Proton & Neutron Irradiation Facilities (PIF & NIF)
The Proton Irradiation Facility (PIF) is used for radiation damage and single event effect studies of electronic and detector components. The Neutron Irradiation Facility (NIF) uses neutrons produced at the final beam stop on BL1A where greater than 100 µA of 450 MeV protons are absorbed.
The Ultra-Cold Neutron Facility (UCN) is a based on a collaboration of groups from Canada, Japan, and the USA. Its' goal is to provide the world's highest density of ultra-cold neutrons. The facility is currently under installation and testing, and will come on line in 2016/2017.