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Accelerators & Experimental Facilities

Operation & maintenance of the Van de Graaf accelerator; assembly and maintenance of ion-sources; design, assembly and maintenance of experimental facilities and of high & ultrahigh vacuum systems; technical design; thin carbon target foils; System-dedicated control units.

The group's expertise includes:

  • Accelerators
  • Ion sources
  • Ion traps
  • High-Voltage Facilities
  • High- and Ultrahigh Vacuum pumps & systems

  • Gas-control systems
  • Technical design
  • Thin carbon targets
  • Arc welding, silver soldering
  • System control electronics


Available Services
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  • Operation of the Van de Graaf accelerator with charged particles and neutrons (see specifications below), for Institute's and external users. Examples: nuclear reactions, material & surface studies, ion implantation, proton-induced x-rays (PIXE), imaging etc.
  • Secondary production of neutrons and their use in astrophysics-oriented experiments.
  • Tests of electronics components, detectors and materials.
  • Services and consultation on accelerators, ion sources, ion optics and beam-line components
  • Services and consultation on vacuum issues, including ultra-high vacuum (UHV), leak testing.
  • Computer design and construction of mechanical systems
  • Servo and feedback systems for control and manipulations of complex mechanical and electrical systems, including gas and vacuum systems.
  • Radiation protection and monitoring, including design and operation of computer-based interlocks
  • Fabrication of thin foils, including carbon foils for various uses.
  • Arc welding, silver soldering.
  • High-Voltage Facilities.

Van de Graaf accelerator specifications to page top

  • Light positive ion beams - p, d, 3He and 4He
  • Energies of up to 2.5 MeV. Extended to up to 3 MeV in the near future
  • Beam currents from Pico-Amperes to tens of Micro-Amperes
  • Focused or diffused beams, upon demand.
  • 3 independent beam lines
  • Data acquisition systems and possibility of incorporating particle- and gamma-detectors.

Accelerators & Experimental Facilities Group to page top
The Head of the Group
Yigal Shachar
E-mail: Yigal.Shachar@weizmann.ac.il
Office Phone: +972-8-934-2526, +972-8-934-3562
Work Mobile: +972-54-263-8893
Office: Edna and K.B. Weissman Building of Physical Sciences, Room 1121

In Charge of Accelerator Physics Issues
Prof. Michael Hass
Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
E-mail: Michael.Hass@weizmann.ac.il
Office Phone: +972-8-934-3997
Webpage: http://www.weizmann.ac.il/physics/staff/Hass.htm
Office: Edna and K.B. Weissman Building of Physical Sciences, Room 1104

Group Members
Yoav Amram
E-mail: Yoav.Amram@weizmann.ac.il
Phone: +972-8-934-3562
Office: Edna and K.B. Weissman Building of Physical Sciences
Shimon Shargorodsky
E-mail: Shimon.Shargorodsky@weizmann.ac.il
Phone: +972-8-934-2407
Office: Benoziyo Building of Physical Sciences
Boris Levin
E-mail: Boris.Levin@weizmann.ac.il
Phone: +972-8-934-3562
Office: Benoziyo Building of Physical Sciences
Gedalia Perelman
E-mail: Gedalia.Perelman@weizmann.ac.il
Phone: +972-8-934-2498
Fax: +972-8-934-4166
Office: Benoziyo Building of Physical Sciences
Nissim Katabi, consultant
Phone: +972-8-934-4256
Office: Benoziyo Building of Physical Sciences

Work Order Procedure
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Please contact Yigal Shachar.



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