iThemba LABS

The iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences is a group of multi-disciplinary research laboratories administered by the National Research Foundation. Based at two sites in the Western Cape and Gauteng, these provide facilities for:

  • Basic and applied research using particle beams
  • Particle radiotherapy for the treatment of cancer
  • The supply of accelerator-produced radioactive isotopes for nuclear medicine and research

Equipment at this Institution

1 Multifunctional Optical platform Ocean Optics based system
2 Coincident Segmented Ancillary Detector System K600 Magnetic Spectrometer
3 Multi-Functional Advanced Optical Characterisation Facility for Materials/Nano-Systems
4 Micron Semiconductor Coincident Segmented Ancillary Detector System for the K600 Magnetic Spectrometer
5 High Voltage Engineering Van de Graaff Accelerator 6 MV Vertical
6 Cecil UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometer Unit 2021 with heating/cooling stage Spectrophotometer
7 Elite Thermal Systems Ltd. TSH12 Tube Furnace
8 J.K. Lasers Limited Ruby Laser
9 iThemba LABS Radio Frequency Sputtering Unit AC+DC Radio Frequency Sputtering unit
10 iThemba LABS PaxScan 4030R Portal X-ray Imaging System
11 iThemba LABS Plasma Source Ion Implantation Plasma Source Ion Implantation
12 Cryogenic Limited (United Kingdom) Physical Properties Measurement System (PPMS) Low Temperature Measurement System: T-1.4 K B-9T Physical Properties Measurement System (PPMS)
13 Oxford Microbeams OM2000 Ion microbeam endstage with triplet quadrupole lens assembly (OM150) and auxiliary equipment
14 iThemba LABS Higy Energy Analysis System for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) and Sample Preparation Mass Spectrometer (MS)
15 Canberra Eurisys Highly Segmented HPGe Clover Detector + Compton Suppression Shield (CSS)
16 Varian High-Vacuum Electron Beam Evaporator - 3117 E-Beam Evaporator High Vacuum Electron Beam Evaporator
17 Developed by iThemba LABS High Energy Analysis System & Sample Preparation Laboratory for AMS
18 Bruker High Temperature Chamber HTC-Reflectrometry VANTEC-1 X-Ray Detector for D8 Advance
19 CEA Grenoble Test Source 14 + 18 Ghz Electron Cyclotron Resonance Ion Source (ECRIS) Type GTS - 2 Model 2008 Grenoble Test Source, 14 + 18 Ghz electron cyclotron resonance ion source (ECRIS)
20 XIA LLCUSA Digital Pulse Processing Data Acquisition System (DPPDAS) Digital Pulse Processing Data Acquisition System (DPPDAS)
21 Veeco Nanoman V Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)
23 University of Maryland 1.5 m Diameter A-line Scattering Chamber