Accelerator and Dedector Technologies Graduate Program

(Ankara University Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Nuclear Research and Techologies Department)


In our country, from the beginning of 2000’s new facilities has been established and project are being carried out for the development of R&D platforms based on accelerators. The use of accelerators for medical and industrial purposes in our country is also rapidly spreading. The need for engineers and technicians who know the pyhsics, design, installation, operation and maintenance of particle accelerators and detectors, which consist of many high-tech components and sub-systems, is rapidly increasing in parallel with this widespread use.

To supply the trained manpower and expert in this field, “Accelerator and Dedector Technologies Graduate Program” is carried out by collaboration between Institute of Accelerator Technologies (IAT) and Institute of Nuclear Sciences (INS) with infrastructure of TARLA Project. 

It is aimed to carry out the graduate education and research studies and train students from different disciplines in fields of acceleration, dedectors and data processing, radio frequency, vacuum, radiation safety, nuclear, lasers, control, electomechanics, cryogenics etc. within the scope of this program.  


Program, covers the field of Physics and Physics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Material Engineering, Nuclear Energy Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Civil Engineering, Control and Automation Engineering. 

Accelerator and Dedector Technologies Graduate Program will be carried out in 3 main topics. These 3 main topics explained below:

3.1. Accelerator Physics and Technologies

Particle accelerators are devices that enable to gather of elementary particle beams at relative speeds and enable the use of these beam in fundamental and applied researches. Particle accelerators can be used in the fields of particle physics, nuclear physics and material studies, health (diagnosis and treatment), mining, defense, communication, space, biotechnology, semi-conductors, chemistry, biology, geology, archaeology, medicine, genetics et cetera by their primary and secondary beams and radiation sources (synchrotron radiation, free electron lasers).

The primary aim of the program is train students for take place in R&D studies about particle accelerators, accelerator technologies, design, produce and use of accelerator.

3.2. Secondary Beams Based on Accelerators 

Particle accelerators have important role in the production of synchrotron radiation and free electron lasers, as well as in particle and nuclear phsyics studies. By stopping the particle beams on radiative target, produce Bremsstrahlung radiation. Similarly, many secondary beams such as X-ray, positron and neutron can be obtaioned by using charged particles.  

The primary aim of the program is train students for secondary beam production, use and analyse. 

3.3. Dedectors and Data Processing

The most important area in which particle acceleators are essentially used is Experimental High Energy Physics. Particle colliders for colliding beams or fixed target experiments enable us to understand the fundamental structre of matter and nature of interaction forces. The dedection and analysis of new particles and their decay products through high-resolution detectors require data transmission at very high speeds. 

The primary aiom of the program is train students for dedector design, establishment, opeartion and data processing.