Research electron LINAC at MELAF (Image: A. Schüller)
The Metrological Electron Accelerator Facility MELAF of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt PTB (Braunschweig, Germany) offers access to well characterized high-energy (0.5 MeV – 50 MeV) electron and photon radiation ﬁelds in the energy range from 0.5 to 50 MeV for material testing (e.g. radiation-sensitive electronics). As a partner organisation, access to MELAF is provided free of charge, but ARIES will not provide travel or subsistence support.
PTB staff will operate the facility and will provide assistance to users in experiment planning, implementation in addition to scientific and technical support during and after the test campaign. Users will be able to access the control room, and will be provided logistics support as needed. Expertise and sophisticated measuring instruments are available onsite for online measurement and post-irradiation analysis.
Access to MELAF is free-of-charge for scientific research. ARIES will not fund the travel and subsistence of users visiting MELAF. The formal application process is not necessary.
Interested users are encouraged to contact the Facility Coordinator in order to discuss the feasibility of the planned project and to reserve beam time.