ANSTO's 10MV tandem accelerator ANTARES (Australian National Tandem Research Accelerator) is a state-of-the-art facility for ion beam analysis (IBA) and accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS).
The accelerator provides ion beams with energies from 5 to 100 MeV, depending on the ion species, with beam intensities up to a few microampers. Virtually any naturally occurring isotope can be produced as a beam, free from contamination of other isotope species or molecular ions.
ANTARES was commissioned in 1991 and has been continuously upgraded since then.
Contact and access
General enquiries: Dr David Cohen
University researchers: AINSE