Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268


Thu., February 23, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

TRIUMF Accelerators: Present Status and Future Plans

Lia Merminga TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada
Building 6008 Conference Room

TRIUMF is Canada’s national laboratory for Nuclear and Particle Physics. In this talk I will review our operating accelerators, including the 500 MeV Cyclotron and the ISAC Rare Isotope Beam facility, and present recent highlights of the science they enable in nuclear and particle physics, materials science, and nuclear medicine. TRIUMF has recently embarked on the construction of ARIEL, the Advanced Rare Isotope Laboratory, with the goal to significantly expand the Rare Isotope Beam (RIB) program. ARIEL will use proton-induced spallation and electron-driven photo-fission of ISOL targets for the production of short-lived rare isotopes that are delivered to experiments at the existing ISAC facility. Combined with ISAC, ARIEL will support delivery of three simultaneous RIBs to experiments, thus tripling TRIUMF’s current capability. I will present an overview of the ARIEL project, its technical challenges and solutions identified, and status of design and construction activities.

Contact: (A. Galindo-Uribarri; 5746124)