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Leach Nuclear Science Center


Leach Science Center


Jim Hanson


The center offers access to a 2 MV tandem particle accelerator equipped with an rf charge exchange ion source and a dedicated SNICS (source of negative ions from cesium sputtering) heavy ion source. The rf source produces He ion beams and the SNICS source produces a broad range of heavy ion beams. Uses include fast neutron activation analysis, neutron time of flight spectrometry, Rutherford backscattering spectrometry, light ion channeling, proton-induced X-ray emission, nuclear reaction analysis, and heavy ion implantation.