TURKISH ACCELERATOR AND RADIATION LABORATORY (TARLA) IS RECOGNIZED AS AN ADVANCED RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE UNDER THE LAW NUMBER 6550
TARLA research infrastructure, which has been established within the scope of the “Electron Accelerator and Radiation Facility (TARLA)” project, carried out by the Institute of Accelerator Technologies of Ankara University with the support of the Presidency Department of Strategy since 2006, is recognized as an advanced research infrastructure with the name of “Turkish Accelerator and Radiation Facility (TARLA)” on 04.11.2020. The establishment protocol of the facility was signed with a ceremony held at the Rectorate of Ankara University on 02.12.2020.
TARLA is the first accelerator based radiation research center in the country. Due to its location, currently, it is the only accelerator-based research infrastructure in the region, which complements the geographical gap between Europe and Eastern Mediterranean countries. As an accelerator-based research infrastructure, TARLA will increase the competence and technical expertise of the domestic industry with high added value technologies and will make a great contribution to the socioeconomic development of the region.
Once the facility is completed, it will make possible to carry out modern research in the country in areas such as material science, energy, space and astrophysics, with its electron beam and radiation sources. Since almost all components of the facility are advanced technology products, superconductivity, high frequency, high power electromagnetism, cryogenic, ultra high vacuum (UHV), precision mechanics (micro-precision), real-time control, embedded systems, laser, information technologies are within the research scope of the facility. Referred technologies are indispensable technologies used in many strategic fields such as space, energy and astrophysics.
As a national center, TARLA will be an intermediary research institution for the transfer of innovative technology developed by scientists to the industry. On this occasion, an important step has been taken towards applying the research to the industry by transforming science into technology.