Application

A program in accelerator applications has been developed at the ISNAP over the last few years. This program was developed by ISNAP faculty, but faculty from other university departments, namely radiation biology and chemistry as well as anthropology have participated in these activities. This program focuses on extensive use of AMS techniques for astrophysics and geophysics but also on the use of PIXE, XRF and Raman spectroscopy for material and environmental analysis purposes. Radiation chemistry has been an important component and is being pursued by faculty from the Radiation Laboratory. Research in isotopoe production is also underway. These projects have triggered wide interest and a number of new initiatives have been developed. These projects have been performed with strong undergraduate student participation and have been the subject of undergraduate student research projects. In that spirit, the application program has served as an excellent approach for undergraduate training and education in accelerator and detector techniques.