New lab for electron accelerator
The rehousing of the Faculty of Applied Sciences to the south campus offered the opportunity to build a new laboratory for the high-tech electron accelerator, where it can operate at full blast.
The new laboratory will be an extension to the reactor building. There was a small gathering to celebrate the start of the construction last Monday 18 December 2017.
The new lab for materials research will be called APPEAL, which stands for Advanced Picosecond Pulsed Electron Accelerator Laboratory. The accelerator produces ultrashort flat fronts of electrons that hit targets at almost the speed of light.