Jun
6
Wed
6:00 pm Public Lecture: Progress with Nu... @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Public Lecture: Progress with Nu... @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Public Lecture: Progress with Nuclear Fusion for Energy Generation @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
SPEAKER: Prof W A Richter – iThemba LABS and Physics Department, Stellenbosch VENUE: iThemba LABS, Auditorium RSVP: 021 843 1021 or luchricia@tlabs.ac.za   Man cannot survive without energy, and the traditional sources on our planet are[...]
Jul
18
Wed
11:00 am Physics Forum @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Physics Forum @ iThemba LABS, Cape Town
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
CONTACT PERSON: Luna Pelligri EMAIL: luna.pellegri@gmail.com

News

MRD staff and students to attend AMRS2017

A group of about 20 staff, postdoctoral and postgraduate students from the Materials Research Department will attend the 9th African Materials Research Society (AMRS2017) conference to be held in Gaborone, Botswana from 11 to 15 December 2017. The expected attendance is approximately 500 delegates from across the world. At its
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Visit by Dr AK Tyagi

The Materials Research Department had the privilege and honor to host Dr Avesh Kumar Tyagi, Head of Solid State Chemistry, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai in India. Dr Tyagi specializes in the fields of chemistry of functional materials, nanomaterials and nuclear materials. Dr Tyagi’s visit was in the framework of
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Auger electrons emitted by iodine-123

Research development work is ongoing to study the biological damage of Auger electrons emitted by iodine-123 for use in radiation therapy. These particles travel only in the nanometre range – a distance comparable to the diameter of a DNA molecule.  Recently an organic compound was successfully synthesised as a pre-cursor
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Krypton and Xenon beam experiments

During November heavy Krypton and Xenon beams will be used in the AFRODITE vault. These massive beams bombard Deuterium, an isotope of the lightest element, Hydrogen. The use of these heavy beams allows for the study of interesting nuclear physics properties that can help in our understanding of how elements
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Nuclear Astrophysics Summer School

A summer school has been organized by iThemba LABS, the University of Oslo and Stellenbosch University and runs from 8 to 22 November. The courses are taught by top scientists in the field and are aimed at advanced MSc and PhD students and provide the students with an understanding of
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MoU signed between IThemba LABS and the University of Oslo.

On Monday 20 November a MoU was signed between iThemba LABS and the University of Oslo.  The event was attended by Ms Trin Skymoen, the Ambassador of the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Prof Finn-Eirik Johansen, the Dean of the University of Oslo and Dr Aldo Stroebel, Executive Director, International Relations and
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Gold Nano particles to improve the effectiveness of radiation therapy

Gold Nano particles (AuNP’s) are used by postgraduates from the University of the Western Cape in radiation biology studies performed at iThemba LABS. These small particles enhance the radiation dose absorbed by cancer cells. To date the interaction with AuNP’s and X-rays has been noted that result in more radiation
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RCNP tracking Germanium detector

iThemba LABS was represented at the “Physics Opportunities using CAGRA and RCNP tracking Germanium detector workshop” held at Osaka University, Japan from 10-12 October. Similar to the AFRODITE array, the CAGRA project consists of a gamma-ray array of 16 detectors on loan from Japan, US, and China. The CAGRA campaign experiments were performed by combining the
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The Xxiv Nuclear Physics Workshop in Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

The XXIV Nuclear Physics Workshop was organized by the Department of Theoretical Physics, Maria Curie- Skłodowska University in Lublin in collaboration with Heavy Ion Laboratory, University of Warsaw. The general subject of the Workshop was: „Spontaneous symmetry breaking in nuclear physics”. Research on chiral symmetry carried out at iThemba LABS
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South Africa at NUSTAR

A delegation from South Africa attended the NUSTAR meeting in Slovenia in the last week of September to investigate and discuss possible contributions iThemba LABS can make to this large collaboration. The NUSTAR collaboration consists of more than 700 scientists from more than 170 institutions, devoted to the study of
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