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Accelerator Science & Technology

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 diversity cutting-edge nuclear and particle physics research, in addition to medical applications.
In the Accelerator Division we operate and develop the accelerator infrastructure and lead accelerator science and technology in Canada. We ensure the highest availability of TRIUMF's scientific apparata for maximum research productivity. We engage in research and development to pursue and realize breakthroughs in science. We provide our accelerator expertise to Canadian researchers and train undergraduate and graduate students. We also contribute to major international high-energy physics collaborations and provide provide a mechanism for Canadian scientists to participate in international experiments such as ATLAS and High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (LHC) upgrade at CERN, T2K at JPARC.

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

research groupfaculty (specialization / university affiliation)
beam physicsR. Baartman, D. Kaltchev, Y.-N. Rao, T. Planche
supercond RFR. Leewe (SRF / U Victoria)
targets & ion sourcesA. Gottberg (TIS / U Victoria), J. Lassen (laser / SFU & U Manitoba), P. Kunz (targets / SFU), R. Li (laser / U Windsor & SMU)
beam deliveryF. Ames (IS / SMU), Ch. Charles (IS / Western U)
beam instrum & THzV. Verzilov