Turkish Accelerator Radiation Laboratory in Ankara (TARLA) will be the first free electron laser and gamma (Bremsstrahlung) laboratory based on state-of-art superconducting electron linear accelerator in Turkey.
At the first stage of operation, Gamma (Bremsstrahlung) radiation and Free Electron Laser (FEL) in the infra-red region will be produced by an electron beam accelerated up to 40 Million Electron Volts (MeV). TARLA aims to be a unique and world-class multi-disciplinary center providing for the field of particle accelerators research, expertise and innovation. 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.
Turkish Accelerator and Radiation Laboratory in Ankara (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.
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 the 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 infrastructure 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.