Radiological Research Accelerator Facility (RARAF)

Visit RARAF homepage http://www.raraf.org to get more information.


RARAF is a National Resource Center supported by the National Institutes of Health. It is based on a Van de Graaff accelerator and provides well characterized radiations for experiments in radiobiology and radiological physics.

Available beams include:

  • Single particle microbeam to irradiate individual cell nuclei with single ions.

  • Monoenergetic neutrons with mean energies from 0.2 to 15 MeV.

  • Charged particles (protons, deuterons, helium-3 and helium-4 ions) with defined LET in the track-segment mode.

  • Molecular ions providing pairs of particles of known average separation.

  • 50 to 250 kVp X-rays from standard x-ray machines.

  • Monoenergetic X-rays with energies between 0.3 and 3.0 keV produced by proton-induced x-ray emission (PIXE).

Experiments are conducted by visiting scientists and outside users as well as by members of the Center for Radiological Research.

A new facility to provide neutrons with energies in the range of 10 to 100 keV is being developed.

RARAF - CONTACTS:   

Director:

Dr. David Brenner
Center for Radiological Research
VC 11th floor
630 W. 168th St.
New York, N.Y. 10032
tel: (212) 305-(6)9930
fax: (212) 305-(6)3229
e-mail: djb3@columbia.edu

Manager:  

Mr. Stephen Marino
Radiological Research Accelerator Facility
Nevis Laboratories
P.O. Box 21
136 S. Broadway
Irvington, N.Y. 10533
tel: (914) 591-9244
fax: (914) 591-9405
e-mail: sm14@columbia.edu

LOCATION OF RARAF FACILITY:   

Radiological Research Accelerator Facility
Nevis Laboratories
136 S. Broadway
Irvington, N.Y. 10533

Permitted RARAF Users:

NO RESTRICTIONS: Experiments are conducted by visiting scientists and outside users as well as by members of the Center for Radiological Research (CRR).

Charges:  Negotiable.

 

 

Updated 11/01/07

 

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