Department of Chemistry

Nuclear Chemistry

The nuclear chemistry programs are primarily centered at the Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute which operates a K500 superconducting cyclotron. This machine delivers many lighter projectiles (e.g., 12C, 16O, 20Ne) at energies as high as 70 MeV/mass unit in stand-alone operation. A new ECR source coupled to the cyclotron allows acceleration of heavier ions such as Ar to energies of 50 MeV/mass unit and Kr or Xe to energies of 20 MeV/mass unit. This provides a variety of beams of great utility for a diverse program of research such as that carried out at Texas A&M.

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