Industrial Accelerators Division

Activities of Industrial Accelerators Division

  • Electron beam irradiation services
    IAD is providing electron beam and X-ray irradiation/processing services for R&D samples and experimental lots for process verification/demonstration using 10 MeV electron linacs at ARPF. If you are interested in availing/demonstration of the irradiation for your samples/lots, please fill-in the request given at Point 6 below and send at jishnu@rrcat.gov.in with a copy to vikash@rrcat.gov.in
    1. Electron beam irradiation
      Electron beam services are available for R&D samples and experimental lots up to a few kg and doses from 10 Gy up to hundreds of MGy (examples: seeds for mutation breeding, gem irradiation for colour modification (Topaz, beryl, diamond), radiation damage studies of electronic devices, property modification studies etc.)
    2. Photon (X-ray) irradiation
      For research samples up to a few kg and doses from 10 Gy up to 10 kGy.
    3. Dosimetry
      Dosimetry report along with the irradiated sample can be provided if requested.
    4. Microbial analysis of the samples
      Microbial analysis results can be provided when required.
    5. Examples of electron beam irradiation done recently
      Crop seeds (rice, wheat, ground nut, black gram etc.) for mutation breeding, agricultural commodities for phytosanitary research, medical devices for sterilization process verification, irradiation damage study of components for space applications, electronic components, material samples for research including steels, glasses and gem stones (Topaz) irradiation for development of exotic colors.
    6. Request for sample irradiation and undertaking
      Figure-5:Electron beam produced mutant variety of TG-68 ground nut and novel mutants of black grams under study
      Figure-5:Electron beam produced mutant variety of TG-68 ground nut and novel mutants of black grams under study


      Figure-6: X-ray irradiation of mango for phytosanitary and shelf-life extension research, Irradiation of components for space applications
      Figure-7: (Left)Irradiation of material samples for research- Various types of glasses, etc. (Right) Irradiation of materials samples for research- Denture material)
      Figure-8: Irradiation of gem stones (Topaz) for colour modification<br>
(Left) Gem Stones before irradiation (Colourless), (Right) Gem Stones after irradiation (sky blue colour)