The Atomki accelerator center

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Abstract

Particle accelerators are the driving forces of nuclear physics laboratories and MTA Atomki, the Institute for Nuclear Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is no exception. The Atomki Accelerator Center (AAC) incorporates several low-energy charged-particle accelerators, offering the possibility of choosing ions with various charge states, energies and beam intensities. Currently, the AAC has six main facilities: a cyclotron (K=20), two Van de Graaff accelerators (1 MV, 5 MV), an ECR ion source, an electromagnetic isotope separator and a 2 MV Tandetron installed in 2015. The accelerators, spanning a range of beam energies from 50 eV to 27 MeV, have been designed for a broad range of research projects and applications in various fields - mainly in nuclear and atomic physics, materials science, environmental research and archaeology. The structure of the laboratory with a short description of the most important topics, education and outreach activities are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExotic Nuclei and Nuclear/Particle Astrophysics (VI). Physics with Small Accelerators
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of Carpathian Summer School of Physics 2016, CSSP 2016
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume1852
ISBN (Electronic)9780735415263
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 30 2017
EventCarpathian Summer School of Physics 2016: Exotic Nuclei and Nuclear/Particle Astrophysics (VI). Physics with Small Accelerators, CSSP 2016 - Sinaia, Romania
Duration: Jun 26 2016Jul 9 2016

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OtherCarpathian Summer School of Physics 2016: Exotic Nuclei and Nuclear/Particle Astrophysics (VI). Physics with Small Accelerators, CSSP 2016
CountryRomania
CitySinaia
Period6/26/167/9/16

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Vajda, I., Fülöp, Z. S., & Biri, S. (2017). The Atomki accelerator center. In Exotic Nuclei and Nuclear/Particle Astrophysics (VI). Physics with Small Accelerators: Proceedings of Carpathian Summer School of Physics 2016, CSSP 2016 (Vol. 1852). [060002] American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4984866