Capabilities

HIAF consists of a 15 million volt tandem electrostatic accelerator with an additional 6 million volt linear accelerator loop. The facility operates 24 hours a day, running up to 5000 hours each year. It has been operating since 1973.

Driven by Australia’s largest and highest energy ion accelerator, ions ranging from hydrogen to plutonium can be accelerated. Eleven adaptable beamlines and myriad detector systems allow a wide variety of experiments to be performed.

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