Turkish Accelerator Radiation Laboratory in Ankara (TARLA) is the multi-purpose and multidisciplinary user facility for promoting scientific and technical knowledge.
At TARLA, the linear accelerator is equipped with two beamlines in total and the end of beamlines there are five experimental stations. Each station is specialized to a certain science area and will be setup for experiments. The electron beam with kinetic energy of up to 40 Million Electron Volts (MeV) from superconducting linear accelerator generates the beams of photons such as Bremsstrahlung (gamma radiation) and the free electron laser (FEL) as well as the secondary particles according to the user requirements.
Scientific goal of this facility is mainly focused on material science, photo-chemical processes, biotechnology, non-linear optics, semiconductors and medicine.
Since there is no such an institution exists in Turkey but also in the neighborhood countries, TARLA aims to establish international collaborations in science & technology.
TARLA was proposed as the first accelerator facility of Turkish Accelerator Center (TAC) project which had been supported by the Ministry of Development of Turkey between 2006-2016.
2013, 11th of April; the first electron beam is tested.
Currently, electron linear accelerator based on state-of-the-art superconducting technology of TARLA project is being commissioned at the Institute of Accelerator Technologies of Ankara University with the support of Ministry of Development.
The missions of TARLA are:
- Coordinating and building future accelerator facilities for R&D,
- Enhancing the user base from both academia and industry of radiation sources and accelerators, developing and coordinating sustainable user communities of academic and industrial researchers in Turkey with strong access to the existing infrastrusture at TARLA,
- Enhance the capability of Turkish manufacturers to provide high-tech hardware/instrumentation components of accelerator technologies by transferring the technology to the industry in the country.
The objectives of TARLA are:
- Significant expansion of accelerator and accelerator based radiation usage in Turkish academia and industry,
- Enhance accelerator R&D activities and integration of national/regional industry,
- Enhance human capacity and effective talent management,
- Stakeholder communication and relationship management.