The Atomki Accelerator Centre
Institute for Nuclear Research (Atomki), Bem tér 18/c, 4026, Debrecen, Hungary
Accepted: 11 February 2021
Published online: 22 February 2021
In this paper, the Atomki Accelerator Centre (AAC, Debrecen, Hungary) incorporating several small-sized particle accelerators is reviewed. The energy range of our accelerators for proton beam is between 50 eV and 20 MeV. The technical and personnel organization of AAC is presented together with the rules of beamtime requests and usage. Three of our accelerators (Cyclotron, ECRIS, Tandetron) are described in detail with their technical descriptions and with the main application fields. As an example for highlights, a series of unique low-energy ion–sample irradiations and post-treatments are shown which, by our hopes and plans, form a bridge between physics and biology.
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