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Beam,line on Antares
Klaus Wilcken and Mike Hotchkis
The modern control room for operation of the Sirius, Vega and Star accelerators

The Centre for Accelerator Science operates four ion accelerators with an energy range from 0- 10MV. The four accelerators, Antares, Sirius, Vega and Star have a total of 11 ion sources and 13 beamlines.

These instruments provide complementary capabilities to Synchrotron-based and the neutron-based research using ion beam analysis and accelerator mass spectrometry.

Approximately 200 users access these instruments a year through a merit based system, in addition to support for ANSTO research projects and initiatives, such as the Aerosol Sampling program, groundwater dating, and space radiation studies.