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Accelerator Science & Technology

Particle Accelerators use electromagnetic forces to accelerate and guide streams of 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 play a leading role in accelerator science and technology in Canada. We ensure the highest availability of TRIUMF's scientific apparatus to maximize research productivity. We engage in research and development in order to pursue and realize breakthroughs in our scientific capabilities. 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 by which Canadian scientists participate in international experiments such as ATLAS and High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (LHC) upgrade at CERN, T2K at JPARC, etc.

Our international partners repetitively reach out to us for our expertise in the domains that we have specialized in: Beam Physics, Superconducting RF and Target & Ion Sources.

Research GroupFacultyArea of specialization
Beam PhysicsR. Baartman, D. Kaltchev, Y.-N. Rao, T. Planche
Superconducting RF
Target & Ion Sources