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Accelerator Science & Technology

520 MeV Cyclotron Tank

Particle Accelerators use electromagnetic forces to accelerate and guide charged particles to relativistic velocities. Beams from TRIUMF's accelerators are used to reproduce on Earth some of the most extreme conditions in the universe, and manufacture exotic, unstable isotopes, particles and molecules. Scientists from around the globe leverage TRIUMF's capabilities to produce knowledge and technology for the benefit of all, engaging in a diverse range of cutting-edge nuclear and particle physics research, in addition to medical applications.
In the Accelerator Division, we operate and develop the accelerator infrastructure and drive accelerator science and technology in Canada. We ensure the highest availability of TRIUMF's scientific equipment for maximum research productivity. We engage in research and development to pursue and realize breakthroughs in science. We provide our accelerator expertise to researchers across Canada, and our commitment to education attracts undergraduate and graduate students internationally. We also contribute to major international high-energy physics collaborations and provide a pathway for Canadian scientists to participate in international experiments such as ATLAS and High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (LHC) upgrade at CERN, T2K at JPARC, etc.

Our international partners rely on us for our specialized expertise in: Beam Physics, Superconducting RF and Target & Ion Sources.

Research Group Faculty (university affiliation)
Beam Physics R. Baartman (U Victoria), D. Kaltchev, Y.-N. Rao, T. Planche (U Victoria)
Superconducting RF R. Laxdal (U Victoria) , R. Leewe (U Victoria)
Targets & Ion Sources A. Gottberg (U Victoria), J. Lassen (SFU & U Manitoba), P. Kunz (SFU), R. Li (U Windsor & SMU)
Beam Delivery F. Ames (SMU), Ch. Charles (Western U)
Beam Diagnostics & THz V. Verzilov