The Accelerator Science and Technology Centre
(ASTeC) was created by CCLRC in 2001 as a Centre of Excellence for
study of the production, acceleration and delivery of charged particle
beams. It now carries out R&D programmes in support of STFC
strategic programme objectives.
Charged particle accelerators
are at the heart of numerous frontier projects in science and
technology, including large scale international research facilities for
particle and nuclear physics and major UK centres such as synchrotron
sources for neutrons and photons. Alternative but much smaller solutions
apply to medical and industrial applications. Technologies associated
with all modern applications of charged particle beams continue to
evolve and demand associated R&D programmes to be pursued.
from ASTeC have expertise in all aspects from design through
construction to commissioning. In addition to specifically selected
accelerator projects we are engaged in an ongoing programme of world
class research and development studies.
ASTeC is a partner in the Cockcroft Institute, together with the universities of Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester. We also have strong collaborative links with the John Adams Institute, many other universities and with overseas institutions.
Further details about us can be found on the STFC website.