Compact Linac
07 Mar 2017



An innovative and highly compact electron beam and X-ray source.

STFC - ASTeC Compact Linac

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Compact Linac, STFC Daresbury


​The Compact Linac has been developed to investigate the potential for small, low-energy linear accelerators to be utilised in application areas such as security, non-destructive testing and wastewater treatment. ​

The highly characterised electron beam can be utilised horizontally, or deflected through 45 degrees for use with liquid samples. ​The system is housed in a fully shielded test facility with client access to a flexible experimental area.

System Specifications*

  • ​Electron beam energy range between 2 MeV and 4 MeV
  • Pulse widths down to 500 ns
  • Pulse repetition rates in the range 1 to 400 Hz​

*Expected system performance following re-commissioning taking place in 2017.​


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