Institute of Accelerator Technologies has been put into service on 09.05.2011 within the scope of the project entitled “Turkish Accelerator Center and Test Laboratories” (TAC – thm.ankara.edu.tr) under the coordination of Ankara University and supported by the Ministry of Development with grant number 2006K-120470. Institute of Accelerator Technologies (IAT) is the only institution in our country that has been established in the field of particle accelerator technologies.
Since 2011, IAT has been involved in the design, installation, commissioning and operation of the Electron Accelerator and Radiation Facility – TARLA (www.tarla.org.tr), and the installation of the facility is currently has been carried out by IAT staff.
In scope of its establishment, IAT’s activites and objectives can be summarized as follow;
- Providing the accelerator based research facilities which are high-tech research tools, to scientist from our country and region as R&D research platform,
- Provide the post graduate education in design, production, establishment and use of particle accelerators and related technologies in our country,
- Take leading part in our country in the field of particle accelerators and technologies and host the new national-international research projects,
- Improve and actualise the national and international collaboration in the field of particle accelerators and dedectors,
- Coordinate the scientists using accelerator based research platforms.
The objective of the facility, which is based on state-of-art superconducting technology, is to obtain Gamma radiation at first, and then to produce free electron laser in mid infrared range by accelerating the electrons to 40 Million Electron Volts (MeV). When TARLA is completed, it will provide advanced research infrastructure to national and international researchers with its high energy electron beam and secondary radiation sources based on this beam.
The mission of Ankara University Institute of Accelerator Technologies is providing development and common usage of particle accelerator and detector technologies in our country, establishment of facilities for Search&Development and run projects, coordinating the implementation of TARLA, clearing the way for domestic production about accelerator technologies, collaboration with large-scaled accelerator centres like CERN et cetera and raising national awareness about accelerator and detector technologies to train experts which related to issue.
The vision of the Ankara University Accelerator Technologies Institue, provide training for particle accelerators and technologies at a level of industrial countries, research, provide producing products with high added value, leading establishment and operating of possible accelerators in the future in our country and to create a structure in which these facilities are run from a center. To play a pioneering role and take responsibility for studies of possible accelerator facilities to be established in future and relation with advanced accelerator centers. Providing work environment for national and international researchers about particle accelerators and detectors subjects and put into practise that researchs and implementations interdisciplinary.