Proposal for an irradiation facility at the TAEK SANAEM Proton Accelerator Facility

Demirköz, Melahat Bilge
Apsimon, R.
Turkish Atomic Energy Authority's (TAEK's) Proton Accelerator Facility in Ankara, Turkey, has been inaugurated in May 2012 and is under the process of being certified for commercial radio-isotope production. Three of the four arms of the 30 MeV cyclotron are being used for radio-isotope production, while the fourth is foreseen for research and development of novel ideas and methods. The cyclotron can vary the beam current between 12 mu A and 1.2 mA, sufficient for irradiation tests for semiconductor materials, detectors and devices. We propose to build an irradiation facility in the R&D room of this complex, open for use to the international detector development community.


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Citation Formats
M. B. Demirköz, D. KIZILÖREN, and R. Apsimon, “Proposal for an irradiation facility at the TAEK SANAEM Proton Accelerator Facility,” NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, pp. 232–234, 2013, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: