APDAS - applied physics division analytical services: accelerator based techniques
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
APDAS (Applied Physics Division Analytical Services) is a service supplied by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, a government-funded body committed to building and maintaining strong links with industry by providing scientific and technical goods and services wherever possible. Because of its background and achievements in high-tech research, APDAS can provide solutions to many of the problems that arise in Australian industries. One of the facilities available to APDAS is a positive ion particle accelerator. This enables any positive ion in a gaseous medium to be accelerated to energies ranging from a few hundred thousand to three million electron volts for single charge states. The accelerated ions strike a target causing nuclear reactions which allow several types of analyses including elemental analysis to be performed. In this APDAS facility, ion beams can be steady-state or pulsed with pulse durations as low as three nanoseconds. Target preparation and fully automated data recording are also available.
PIXE analysis, Oxygen 18, Nuclear reaction analysis, Computer codes, Accelerators, Ions
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (n.d.). APDAS - applied physics division analytical services: accelerator based techniques. Lucas Heights, NSW: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation.