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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

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iThemba in the Media

iThemba in the Media

Read all about the happenings at the LABS. iThemba is being featured in various online and printed magazines & newspapers, and websites.

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CIT

Community Interaction

iThemba LABS, through the Division for Community Interaction and Training (CIT), is committed to positively impact the lives of young people in SA.

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Virtual Tour

ViTL Equipment

Take a closer look at the equipment that is being used at the LABS.

More iTL Happenings

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10 Electrical Engineer lecturers from UCT (University of Cape Town) visited our site recently. Their visit included a video screening of the work of iThemba LABS in our various departments.  Read more …

 

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World AIDS Day 2015

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In commemoration of World Aids Day (1st December), the HIV AIDS Committee at iThemba LABS hosted an on-site program, where staff members participated in a ‘Fun Run’ around the site as well as a presentation and a feature documentary titled ‘Positively Beautiful’, a story about 5 HIV-positive strangers who develop an extraordinary friendship as they face a potential AIDS death. The film and presentation was delivered by Diveena Cooppan, a filmmaker from the town of Tongaat in SA who is formerly an internationally known Occupational Therapist public health practitioner. Read more …

 

More News

The synchrotron light source: An ‘engine of discovery’. Read more …

Nuclear Medicine. Read more …

Nuclear Energy in South Africa. (Part 1 of 2) Read more …

Can Nuclear develop fast enough. (Part 1 of 4) Read more …

UNISA Chair in Nanotechnology. Read more …

National Research Foundation (NRF) Newsletter. Read more …

South African Agency for Science & Technology Advancement (SAASTA) Newsletter October 2015. Read more …

 

 

 

 

iThemba LABS Newsletter

In-situ Real-Time RBS

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On the 14 December 2015 Mr Caswell Pieters in collaboration with Mr Avesh Sook from the EIT Department and Prof Craig Comrie, succeeded in simultaneously displaying in-situ RBS data from two SBD detectors at different scattering angles within the experimental end-station located at the beam Line-2 at the VDG accelerator, MRD.

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Symposium Van De Graaff

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Symposium: “50 years’ service
of the Van de Graaff Accelerator”
On the 11th December 2015 iThemba LABS hosted a Symposium to commemorate 50 years of service of the 5.5 CN Van de Graaff accelerator to the scientific community in low energy physics and nuclear analysis.

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AMS Research

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Africa's fast-track into AMS research:
An Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) laboratory in Gauteng is being used to find breakthroughs in Alzheimer's and cancer research.

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Rising star

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Breakthrough in stellar metals made by SA Astrophysicist

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