A Low Energy Branch in Construction at MIC


Currently, the Micro Analytical Centre (MIC) can supply only MeV beams produced by a 2MV tandem accelerator to experimental stations. To widen the research possibilities, a low energy branch is now being built after the ion sources and just before entering the tandem accelerator. It will add to the existing facility the capability of supplying keV ion beams to the experimental stations for ion implantation, simulations of the solar wind, ion-optics commissioning and studies of ion-gas interactions. The details can be found here.

The schematic top-view of the accelerator with the new branch: