In November 2021 NRF-iThemba LABS officially became one of the International Atomic Energy’s (IAEA) Collaborating Centres. In connection with iThemba LABS’s new status, a Training in operation and maintenance of electrostatic accelerators workshop will be hosted by the Tandem Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (TAMS) laboratory from 5 to 10 December 2022. The workshop will cover vacuum theory and practice, leak detection, beam diagnostics with practical exercises, terminal voltage stabilization, control systems, ion sources and energy calibration. This workshop is expected to attract participation from smaller facilities in countries like, Egypt, Ghana, Algeria and Nigeria. This will be the first time that a workshop of this kind is held on the African continent and it is open to all operators and beamline scientists, particularly in the African continent.
Dec 5 @ 8:00 am – Dec 10 @ 9:00 pm