The 10MV ANTARES (Australian National Tandem Research Accelerator) 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.
The high-energy heavy ion microprobe
High-energy heavy ion microprobe
The high-energy heavy ion microprobe is used for the characterisation or modification of material properties at depths from approximately 1 micrometre to maximum depths of up to 500 micrometres from the material surface.